The dissolution of the Soviet Union (1988–1991) was the process of internal disintegration within the Soviet Union (USSR) which resulted in the end of the country's and its federal government's existence as a sovereign state, thereby resulting in its constituent republics gaining full sovereignty.
The history of the Soviet Union from 1964 to 1982, referred to as the Brezhnev Era, covers the period of Leonid Brezhnev's rule of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). This period began with high economic growth and soaring prosperity, but ended with a much weaker Soviet Union facing social, political, and economic stagnation.
Mar 28, 2019 · The current president of Russia is Vladimir Putin. Below is a list of presidents that have served the country since the Soviet Union was dissolved. Boris Yeltsin: 1991 - 1999 Boris Yeltsin was the first president of Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union.