25 Years Oct 20, 2017 - 02:39 pm October 1993. The tanks loyal to President Boris Yeltsin open fire on the White House, home of the Supreme Soviet during the constitutional crisis Yevgeny Stetsko / MT May 9, 2005. Amid the dignitaries and guests attending Victory Day celebrations, a man wearing traditional Cossack military dress presents a marked contrast Igor Tabakov / MT 1994. A young boy injured in the First Chechen War winces as he bandages his mangled limbs Vladimir Velengurin / For MT Apr. 6, 2010. Michail Khodorkovsky in court during his second trial Igor Tabakov / MT Celebrating National Paratroopers' Day with music and song in Moscow's Gorky Park Liza Nipp / For MT A woman attends a rally in support of Boris Yeltsin in the '90s Yevgeny Stetsko / MT March 2014: Tatars protest the annexation of Crimea on a highway outside Simferopol, a few days before a referendum is held to join Russia Pascal Dumont / MT 1992. From 1958 to 1995, Moscow boasted the largest open-air swimming pool, built in place of the Christ the Savior Cathedral Vladimir Filonov / MT Sep. 24. 2011. Vladimir Putin announces that he and his successor Dmitry Medvedev had previously arranged to trade places Igor Tabakov / MT "On a trip around the country, the car broke down and we had to stop. Two old ladies were knocking on the door of a third house. They said their neighbour hadn't come out — they thought she might've died. But then she came outside — a withered old lady in her 80s. She sat like Baba Yaga by that hovel." Vladimir Filonov / MT A beggar leans against a wall scribbled with the text "For Russia" Vladimir Filonov / MT Sept. 8, 2000. Rescue workers rest in an underpass at Pushkinskaya metro station, after a bomb hidden in a briefcase and a plastic bag exploded, killing 13 Igor Tabakov / MT November 2014. Mikhail Gorbachev, first and last president of the Soviet Union, here aged 83 Pascal Dumont / MT January 1990. Then- Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov opens McDonald's first Russian branch on Pushkin Square Igor Tabakov / MT 2014. A young couple embracing in the central Arbatskaya metro station just after rush hour on a Friday evening Pascal Dumont / MT October 2005. Leader of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR) Vladimir Zhirinovsky leans back to watch Vladimir Putin at his Duma office Igor Tabakov / MT A newlywed couple celebrates their marriage at Vorobyovy Gory in Moscow Vladimir Filonov / MT More image galleries army-2022 In Photos: Russia Shows Off Military Tech in Ukraine War's Shadow The annual arms expo aims to sell Russia's military hardware to foreign buyers despite its lagging campaign in Ukraine. war-torn childhood In Photos: Ukrainian Children Live and Play Amid War Children continue to live in wartime conditions surrounded by bombed buildings, destroyed cars and anti-tank equipment. behind the frontlines In Photos: Life in Occupied Ukraine The Kremlin appears to be pushing ahead with attempts to integrate the seized areas of Ukraine into Russia. navy day Russia Stages Showcase Naval Parade in St. Petersburg: In Photos Russia's naval forces went on display amid the country's ongoing offensive in Ukraine.