Shelling of the Grand Soviet by pro-Yeltsin Tanks during 1993 Russian Constitutional Crisis; Moscow

During the 1993 constitutional crisis, Yeltsin used his power as President to dissolve the Grand Soviet. A coup was launched seeing the Soviet proclaim their own president. A stand-off ensued leading to tank regiments loyal to Yeltsin to open fire on the parliament building, which was then stormed. This image shows the shelling of the building.

Taken on 1993-10-04
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