The Week that Shook the World

The Week that Shook the World - week of August 19, 1991 VP...

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week of August 19, 1991 VP takes over because Gorbachev could not perform duties military leaders have taken control of the government country ungovernable because of perestroika Moscow: tanks headed to Kremlin emergency committee took control of the media and forbade stikes temporary shutdown of glasnost Russian President Yeltsin: unconstitutional coup defied orders to evacuate his office called for strikes against the Russian Republic did not want to see a coup backed by the military and KGB wanted coup to fail Gennady Yanayev: acting president gives reason as Gorbachev’s health will return as President after returned to good health does not agree that a coup occurred: all constitutional norms followed The Gang of Five: still not in complete control none favored Western powers Vice President: just a figurehead Prime Minister of Russian Federation
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