Interwar period (1996–1999) After the Russian withdrawal, crime became rampant, with kidnappings and murders multiplying as rival rebel factions fought for territory.  In December 1996, six Red Cross workers were killed, resulting in most foreign aid workers to leave the country.
Interwar period The red banner from the Paris Commune , brought to Moscow by French communists. On the photo: Kliment Voroshilov first on the right, Grigory Zinoviev third from the right, Avel Enukidze fourth from the right and Nikolay Antipov fifth from the right. 1924