Moscow, Russia 1991
December 16, 1991
The Leningradski Market seen full of food, yet there were few buyers do to the high prices.
In December 1991, food shortages in central Russia had prompted food rationing in the Moscow area for the first time since World War II. Amid steady collapse, Soviet President Gorbachev and his government continued to oppose rapid market reforms like Yavlinsky's "500 Days" program. To break Gorbachev's...