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Russia at the Barricades: Eyewitness Accounts of the August 1991 Coup : Eyewitness Accounts of the August 1991 Coup - Victoria E. Bonnell

Russia at the Barricades: Eyewitness Accounts of the August 1991 Coup

Eyewitness Accounts of the August 1991 Coup

Hardcover Published: 1st September 1994
ISBN: 9781563242717
Number Of Pages: 384
For Ages: 18 years old

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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.

Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Note on Transliteration And Interpolationsp. xvii
Guide to the print Mediap. xix
Introductionp. 3
Notesp. 27
Saving the Old Countryp. 31
proclamations and Decrees of The State Committee for the State Of Emergency, August 19, 1991p. 33
The press Conference of the State Committee for the State Of Emergency, August 19, 1991p. 42
Statements and Explanations By The putschists After the Coupp. 55
The public Reactsp. 69
To the Barricadesp. 71
Letter from Moscowp. 78
August 19 and 20 in Moscowp. 85
Moscow: The Morning Of August 21p. 100
Moscow's M.V. Khrunichev Machine-Building Factory Reacts To the August Coupp. 111
The Congress of Compatriots: Witness to A Democratic Counter-Revolutionp. 120
A View from Saratovp. 131
Letter from St. petersburgp. 147
In High placesp. 159
What Happened in Forosp. 161
proclamations, Decrees, and Appeals in Response to The Coup, August 19, 1991p. 170
Speech to the Russian parliament, August 21, 1991p. 176
Between Russia and the Soviet Union--With Notes on the Ussr Council of Ministers Meeting Of August 19, 1991p. 181
Vladimir Shcherbakov Recounts His Role in the Coupp. 195
The Coup and the Armed Forcesp. 201
From Dushanbe to Moscowp. 209
Breakthrough: The Coup In St. petersburgp. 218
Our Children Were on The Barricadesp. 226
Defending the White Housep. 233
Theresa Sabonis-Chafee Reflections from the Barricadesp. 235
Concerning the Defenders of The White Housep. 249
Death on the Streetsp. 253
A Man in the Crowdp. 256
On the Barricadesp. 263
In and Around the White Housep. 267
Getting the News in and Outp. 287
Three Days in August: On-The-Spot Impressionsp. 289
Getting the News on ""Vremia""p. 301
The Foreign press and the Coupp. 308
The August 19 press Conferencep. 318
A Russian Reporter Remembers The Coupp. 322
Chronology of Events Of August 19, 20, 21, 1991p. 337
Index of personal Namesp. 367
About the Editorsp. 372
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781563242717
ISBN-10: 1563242710
Series: Series
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18 years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st September 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.79

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