PRI's The World Published by PRI's The World 25 years ago the Soviet Union fell — and Russians are still reinventing themselves Listen Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/696774/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend People in Russia aren't spending much time marking the 25 anniversary of the dissolution of the Soviet Union. But its effects continue to play out in modern geopolitics.