Moscow, Russia 1991
December 12, 1991
A young child looks at the toys in the window of the largest children's department store on Lubianka Square just adjacent to the head-quarters of the KGB.
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...