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  1. Vladyslav

    The Rise and Fall of the Vlasov's Russia: The last years of the Soviet Union without Boris Yeltsin

    Disclaimer: The text is based on an edited Google translation, so if you see errors anywhere, please let me know. And so, I decided to write a TL about the absence of Yeltsin. The specific PoD that led to Boris Yeltsin not becoming a political leader in the late 1980s is not particularly...
  2. The More Things Change: A Late 20th Century Russia Timeline
    Threadmarks: Intro

    General Secretary Boris Yeltsin and Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev The passing of time brings them together once more: Boris Yeltsin would have turned 90 on February 1, and Mikhail Gorbachev will mark his 90th birthday slightly more than a month later, on March 2. This invites comparison...
  3. AHC: Reverse Gorbachev and Yeltsin

    Gorbachev and Yeltsin were pretty similar in their political evolution: both rose from down to the top of the Communist Party, both led regional party organizations(Gorbachev Stavropol Region, Yeltsin Sverdlovsk Oblast), both were moderate communists and both managed to raise to the leadership...
  4. Luke_Starkiller

    AHC: 1991 August Coup blows up into 2nd Russian Civil War

    In our world's August of 1991, a group of eight senior hardliners within the dying Soviet government conspired to arrest and overthrow Boris Yeltsin. Ultimately, this coup attempt was unsuccessful, and despite their dissatisfaction with Gorbachev and Yeltsin's reforms and delegation of power to...
  5. PakistaniGuyUK

    WI: Ruslan Khasbulatov becomes the first ethnic Chechen Muslim President of Russia in 1993...?

    OTL: Wikipedia states that Ruslan Khasbulatov was the 'Second most powerful man in Russia after Boris Yeltsin in 1993.' During the Constitutional crisis the Russian Parliament (Khasbulatov the Speaker, Alexander Rutskoy Vice-President) pitted themselves against Boris Yeltsin (the President). To...
  6. Most likely result of a successful August Coup in the USSR in 1991?

    I've been reading some threads on this forum on the August Coup, an attempted 1991 Soviet coup d'état. Communist hardliners tried to seize power from Gorbachev, President and General Secretary of the USSR. They opposed his reforms and the new union treaty, which decentralized a lot of power to...
  7. Kerguelen

    DBWI: Gorbachev Lives?

    On November 7th 1990, Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev traveled to Red Square to celebrate the 73rd anniversary of the October Revolution and meet with anti-Soviet demonstrators. But as history would have it, Gorbachev was killed alongside Chairman of the Russian Presidium Boris Yeltsin after...
  8. WI: Yeltsin becomes president of USSR

    What is a realistic chance if Yeltsin became the president of USSR replacing Gorbachev and implementing disastrous reforms for the whole country as it happened OTL? Keep in mind, a lot of Soviet citizens at that time were against the dissolution of the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union may have...
  9. DBWI: Yeltsin won the 1996 Russian presidential election

    As it says on the title, what if Boris Yeltsin didn't have a severe heart attack during the second round of the 1996 election and managed to beat his opponent Gennady Zyuganov? How would modern-day Russia look like without the domination of the CPRF in Russian politics? Would Russia still push...
  10. 20thCenturyBoy

    Different Post-Soviet Leaders?

    Yeltsin was the first non communist leader of Russia but he was a drunk who brought large corruption. Could any other politician have stepped up and have done a better job at bringing a western system to Russia? Also, could there have been different and better leaders in other Soviet republics...
  11. 1991 Russian Communist revolt

    So this thread is basicly 'What if the russian people revolted against Boris Yeltsin and in favour of the soviet union'. This may sound somewhat weird and unlikely, but consider the following: In the march 1989 soviet legislative elections communist party candidates gained 87% of the votes...
  12. WI: The 1991 coup leaders arrest Yeltsin?

    According to Serhii Plokhy (who goes into his conception of how the Soviet breakup happened here), the leaders of the 1991 coup in the USSR did not arrest Yeltsin because they were counting on the awful relations between Yeltsin and Gorbachev to put Yeltsin on their side. Of course, Yeltsin did...
  13. AHC: America sends more foreign aid to Russia after 1992

    So I was watching this old Nixon interview from 1992. At the end, Nixon speaks about why it is in America's interests to send foreign aid to Russia. It is an interesting take on how America could secure its victory in the Cold War. It's also a dizzying snapshot of a much more hopeful time for...
  14. Scarlet over the Kremlin: Post-Cold War Timeline.

    The nightmare is back. (Soviet troops marching gallantly through Moscow during the celebrations of the Day of Victory, the usual festivities to commemorate the soviet victory over Nazism.) Picture taken in 2015. Everything has changed; there are many different events going on in the modern...
  15. Alternate Liberal Leaders of Russia

    In OTL, Boris Yeltin was the non-communist opposition leader who came to power after the collapse of the USSR. However, let's just pretend that he gets assassinated before 1991. Who else could lead a non-communist liberal opposition after him during the 1990s.
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