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Russia 1985-1999: TraumaZone

At the start of the 1990s the Soviet Union - one the largest empires in the world - imploded. It was not a slow collapse like the British Empire, but one that collapsed suddenly - in just a few months. This series of films is a record of what it felt like to live through that catastrophe.

Show Info

Web channel: United Kingdom BBC iPlayer (2022 - 2022)
Schedule: Thursdays at 06:00 (60 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: History
Episodes ordered: 7 episodes

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Previous Episode

Part Seven - 1995 to 1999

Episode 1x07; Oct 13, 2022

A massive boom spreads through Moscow. It seems that capitalism has arrived. But suddenly the western bankers flee taking the money with them. The Oligarchs take control of a ruined society and search for a new president who they believe will make th

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x07: Part Seven - 1995 to 1999Oct 13, 2022
1x06: Part Six - 1994 to 1998Oct 13, 2022
1x05: Part Five - 1993 to 1996Oct 13, 2022
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Extra Details

Also known as:
  • Russia 1985-1999 TraumaZone: What It Felt Like to Live Through the Collapse of Communism and Democracy
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