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Encyclopedia > White House of Russia
White house of Russia "under siege"
White house of Russia "under siege"

The White House of Russia, also known as the Russian White House, is a government building in Moscow that housed the Soviet Union's Congress of People's Deputies and Supreme Soviet until the crisis of 3 October 1993 when an uprising lead to a siege and artillery bombardment on the building that caused a major fire. (See also: Russian constitutional crisis of 1993). Image File history File links Download high resolution version (427x640, 102 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (427x640, 102 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Saint Basils Cathedral and Spasskaya Tower of Moscow Kremlin at Red Square. ... The Congress of Soviets was the supreme governing body of the RSFSR and the USSR in two periods, from 1917 to 1936 and from 1989 to 1991. ... The Supreme Soviet (Верховный Совет, Verhovniy Sovet, literally the Supreme Council) comprised the highest legislative body in the Soviet Union in the interim of the sessions of the Congress of Soviets, and the only one with the power to pass constitutional amendments. ... October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in Leap years). ... 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Historically, artillery refers to any engine used for the discharge of projectiles during war. ... Boris Yeltsin was President of the Russian Federation at the time of the crisis. ...


The reformed parliament, known thereafter by its tsarist era title of Duma, was elected in 1994 and moved to another building on Moscow's Okhotny Ryad. A Duma (Ду́ма in Russian) is any of various representative assemblies in modern Russia and Russian history. ... 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ...


The renovated White House now houses the Russian cabinet known as Pravitel'stvo (translated in English as Government). A Cabinet is a body of high-ranking members of government, typically representing the executive branch. ...


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