Mikhail Gorbachev Resigns, 1991

Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev resigned, ending the USSR. The AP Moscow photo chief, Liu Heung Shing, was the only foreign photographer who captured the moment.

When Putin met Reagan

Does this picture show Putin, as undercover KGB operative on Red Square spying on Ronald Reagan during his 1988 visit to Moscow?

Yeltsin on a tank

Diane-Lu Hovasse/AFP/Getty Images Itar / Tass / Reuters On August 19, 1991, the hardliners of […]