"Three days in October... to the 20th anniversary of the events of 1993"
20 years have passed.
The Moscow events of 1993 became the starting point for the history of the modern political order in Russia. It is in this sequence of events, still completely unthought and unspoken - the growing conflict between the President and the Supreme Council, the three-day bloody drama on the streets of the city and the adoption of the new Constitution - that the answers to the fundamental questions of our time are found.
The tragic autumn of 1993, which brought our country to the brink of civil war, is still not only not understood, but also not noticed by many of our fellow citizens.
During these 20 years, the last Soviet generation found itself at the end of its life in a "foreign" world and is trying to understand how and why this happened - and what they did wrong.
During these 20 years, the last children of the Soviet Union survived the "dashing" 90s and the "stable" zero. Right now is the time for them to look back at their lives to make sure that the path was right - or vice versa, that a big mistake was made somewhere.
For 20 years, a new generation of 30-year-olds has grown up in our country, who will have to try not to turn our present into their future.
For 20 years we lived, loved, gave birth and raised children, broke down the old and built a new one. We have seen epochs of new enthusiasm and periods of disappointment. We saw the world around us.
But we have not quite gained confidence that the "White" House tomorrow will not suddenly become "Black" again.
The exhibition does not set itself the goal of giving answers and showing ready-made solutions.
We are just beginning to analyze the events of those days. Sometimes dispassionately, sometimes overly emotionally, but constantly experiencing the question that has so far remained unanswered -
"What really happened in Moscow in the cold autumn of 1993?"
Ilya Bezrukov, Ilya Budraitskis