A time of fear and expectation

Tourists stroll among statues of former Soviet Communist leaders near Gorky Park, some which were toppled after the failed coup. Moscow. Sept. 6, 1991.

Tourists stroll among statues of former Soviet Communist leaders near Gorky Park, some which were toppled after the failed coup. Moscow. Sept. 6, 1991.

AP Photo/Peter Dejong
Different generations of Russians remember the turbulent events of August 1991 with a range of emotions dominated by uncertainty mixed with hope.