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Looking Back at the 1998 Financial Crisis

The 1998 financial crisis might have happened twenty years ago today, but for many Russians, memories of when the government devalued the ruble and defaulted on its debt are still fresh.

Moscow Times photographers Mikhail Metzel, Igor Tabakov and Vladimir Filonov were in Moscow to capture the impact of the crisis on ordinary Russians.

Russia media is under attack.

At least 10 independent media outlets have been blocked or closed down over their coverage of the war in Ukraine.

The Moscow Times needs your help more than ever as we cover this devastating invasion and its sweeping impacts on Russian society.