New light shed on 1991 anti-Gorbachev coup

It is 20 years since the attempted coup against Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. It failed, but new BBC interviews underline how fragile his hold on power had become - and how quickly and informally the eventual decision to disband the USSR was taken.

2011-08-17

 coup Mikhail Gorbachev Boris Yeltsin USSR Russia revolution

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