4 October 2013, 17:12

Shot: voices and photos from heat of October '93 Crisis--Safronov + Gilman

Scene outside the House of Soviets of the Russian Federation, October 1993.

Scene outside the House of Soviets of the Russian Federation, October 1993.

Scene outside the House of Soviets of the Russian Federation, October 1993.

WASHINGTON (VOR)— Our own Washington bureau chief Rustem Safronov was shot while covering the violence that erupted in the fateful confrontation between President Yeltsin and the Supreme Soviet in Moscow in October 1993.

He was living in Moscow with his American wife Susan at the time.Their photo record of the harrowing events is here.

We hear first hand accounts from both of them now, thanks to VOR’s Carmen Russell-Sluchansky. Here is their conversation.

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