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Shock therapy privatization in Russia, 101 and videos of the collapse of the USSR

In December 1991, President Gorbachev declared his resignation. This was the end of Soviet Union. Boris Yeltsin was elected a president of Russia. A group of economic reformers from his pool began a course of shock therapy. They started to dismantle the centralized Soviet economy. In January 1992, prices of all goods and services were released. Six months later, Yeltsin passed the law for immediate privatization of 80% of state enterprises, from shoes factories to oil refineries.

News reports or documentaries on the Soviet economy:

In our collection, we have documentaries or news segments from the 1980s or later that focus on the economic situation in the Soviet Union. These may include interviews with experts, footage of factories or industrial areas, and discussions about the challenges faced by the planned economy.

At TVDATA we have a collection of footage showcasing the deterioration of infrastructure in the Soviet Union during the 1980s. This could include visuals of poorly maintained buildings, crumbling infrastructure, or inadequate public services.

Images of empty store shelves:

Look for photos or videos that depict empty or sparsely stocked store shelves, illustrating the limited availability of goods in the Soviet Union during the 1980s.

Stock footage featuring Russian Crisis of 1991.
At footage archive, we have hours of videos featuring the Cause of the crisis – the collapse of the USSR. Shocking and disturbing stock footage filmed during the transition from a planned economy to a market economy.
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