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Russia & United States Historical Timeline 1989-1999

  • Inauguration of George H. W. Bush

    Inauguration of George H. W. Bush
    The inauguration of George H. W. Bush as the 41st President of the United States was held. The inauguration marked the commencement of the four-year term of George H. W. Bush as President and Dan Quayle as Vice President. Chief Justice William Rehnquist administered the Oath of office.
  • Soviet War In Afghanistan

    Soviet War In Afghanistan
    Among other things the Geneva accords identified the US and Soviet non-intervention in the internal affairs of Pakistan and Afghanistan and a timetable for full Soviet withdrawal. The agreement on withdrawal held, and on February 15, 1989, the last Soviet troops departed on schedule from Afghanistan.
  • The Republic of Kyrgyzstan

    The Republic of Kyrgyzstan
    In October 1991, Akayev ran unopposed and was elected president of the new independent Republic by direct ballot, receiving 95% of the votes cast. Together with the representatives of seven other Republics, he signed the Treaty of the New Economic Community.
  • Cold War Ends

    Cold War Ends
    The Cold War ended after the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, leaving the United States as the dominant military power, and Russia possessing most of the Soviet Union's nuclear arsenal. The Cold War and its events have had a significant impact on the world today, and it is commonly referred to in popular culture.
  • North American Free Trade Agreement

     North American Free Trade Agreement
    The North American Free Trade Agreement or NAFTA is an agreement signed by the governments of Canada, Mexico, and the United States, creating a trilateral trade bloc in North America. It superseded the Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement between the U.S. and Canada. In terms of combined purchasing power parity GDP of its members, the trade bloc is the largest in the world and second largest by nominal GDP comparison.
  • First Chechen War

    First Chechen War
    The First Chechen War, was a conflict between the Russian Federation and the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria. Russian federal forces attempted to seize control of the mountainous area of Chechnya but were set back by Chechen guerrilla warfare and raids on the flatlands. The resulting widespread demoralization of federal forces, led Boris Yeltsin's government to declare a ceasefire in 1996 and sign a peace treaty a year later.
  • Russian Presidential Election

    Russian Presidential Election
    Presidential elections were held in Russia in 1996. Incumbent Russian President Boris Yeltsin was seeking a four-year term after officially winning the 1991 presidental election. Boris Yeltsin and Communist challenger Gennady Zyuganov met in the runoff round on July 3; they finished first and second in the first round with 35 and 32 percent of the vote respectively. Yeltsin won the second round with 53 percent of the vote.
  • United States Presidential Election Of 1996

    United States Presidential Election Of 1996
    The United States presidential election of 1996 was a contest between the Democratic national ticket of President Bill Clinton of Arkansas and Vice President Al Gore of Tennessee and the Republican national ticket of former Senator Bob Dole of Kansas for President and former Housing Secretary Jack Kemp of New York for Vice President. President Clinton went on to win re-election with a substantial margin in the popular vote and electoral college.
  • Columbine High School Shootings

     Columbine High School Shootings
    Columbine High School was the site of one of the deadliest massacres in modern United States history. Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 12 students and one teacher, and wounded 23 others, before taking their own lives. The massacre made headlines around the world, making Columbine a household name, and causing a moral panic in American high schools.
  • Union of Russia and Belarus Treaty

    Union of Russia and Belarus Treaty
    The Treaty on the Creation of a Union State of Russia and Belarus was signed. The intention was to eventually achieve a federation like the Soviet Union; with a common president, parliament, flag, coat of arms, anthem, constitution, army, citizenship, currency, etc.