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August 1991 Coup Attempt
August 19, 2016

August 1991 Coup Attempt

By The Editors

Twenty-five years later, we take a look back at the August 19 coup attempt in Russia. Led by the Gang of Eight, men who owed their political careers to Mikhail Gorbachev, the coup plotters were attempting to restore dictatorship in the ailing Soviet Union.

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