Bruce MacDonald Men like Bruce are heroes to those who support the new Russia and archvillains to those who see America as partly responsible for the collapse of the great Soviet nation. Large billboard obscuring view of St. Basil's Before 1991 very few ads were displayed in Moscow. Now they're everywhere. The phenomenon Lenin once called a capitalist evil now partially obscures even famous landmarks such as St. Basil's Cathedral. (Photo by Reese Erlich) Russian man in tuxedo strides past a Russian boutique The introduction of capitalism in Russia has brought with it a widening gap between the haves and the have-nots. While most Russians are very poor, a few can afford to walk the halls of the fashionable boutiques dressed in tuxedos. (Photo by Reese Erlich)