Boris Yeltsin

  • A Sparkling Shrine to a Reviled Russian Leader

    The torrents of scorn poured on Mr. Yeltsin and his era by the Kremlin’s cheerleaders have given the complex an edgy appeal, helping it attract more than 700,000 visitors since it opened three winters ago.

  • Twenty-Five Years After the Failed Soviet Coup

    by Masha Lipman

    In August, 1991, a small group of hard-liners in the Soviet government staged a coup aimed at halting the popular anti-Communist, pro-freedom tide stirred by Mikhail Gorbachev’s perestroika.