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Title Russia at the barricades : eyewitness accounts of the August 1991 coup / edited by Victoria E. Bonnell, Ann Cooper, and Gregory Freidin
Published Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, ©1994
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 371 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents Saving the old country -- The public reacts -- In high places -- Defending the White House -- Getting the news in and out
Summary On August 19, 1991, eight high-ranking Soviet officials took over the government of the USSR and proclaimed themselves its new rulers. Less than seventy-two hours later, their coup had collapsed, but it would change the course of history in a way that no one - certainly not the plotters themselves - could have foreseen. The editor of this volume, who witnessed these momentous events, have assembled firsthand accounts of the attempted coup. They include testimonies from "junta" members and military officers, resistance leaders and ordinary citizens, Muscovites and residents of other locales, Russian and foreign journalists, foreign visitors and returning emigres, as well as Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin. Key documents and photographs complement the individual accounts. The provocative introduction to the volume places the August events in the larger context - from the early days of perestroika and glasnost to the second confrontation at the White House, in October 1993
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Subject Attempted coup (Soviet Union : 1991)
Soviet Union -- History -- Attempted coup, 1991 -- Personal narratives
Soviet Union -- History -- Attempted coup, 1991 -- Sources
Soviet Union.
URSS -- 1991 (Coup d'État) -- Récits personnels.
URSS -- 1991 (Coup d'État) -- Sources.
Genre/Form History.
Personal narratives.
Form Electronic book
Author Bonnell, Victoria E.
Cooper, Ann.
Freidin, Gregory.
LC no. 93027944
ISBN 1317460529