Moscow, Soviet Union<br />
August  21, 1991<br />
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Sunrise on the barricades at the Parliament building during the Soviet coup d'état attempt (August 19-21, 1991), also known as the August Putsch or August Coup. A small group of the Soviet government officials briefly deposed president Mikhail Gorbachev in an attempted to take control of the country. The coup leaders were hard-line members of the Communist Party (CPSU) who felt that Gorbachev's reforms had gone too far in dispersing the central government's power to the republics - better known as perestroika. The coup collapsed in three days, and Gorbachev returned to power, crushing the Soviet leader's hopes that the union could be held together in a decentralized form.

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Revolution
Moscow, Soviet Union
August 21, 1991

Sunrise on the barricades at the Parliament building during the Soviet coup d'état attempt (August 19-21, 1991), also known as the August Putsch or August Coup. A small group of the Soviet government officials briefly deposed president Mikhail Gorbachev in an attempted to take control of the country. The coup leaders were hard-line members of the Communist Party (CPSU) who felt that Gorbachev's reforms had gone too far in dispersing the central government's power to the republics - better known as perestroika. The coup collapsed in three days, and Gorbachev returned to power, crushing the Soviet leader's hopes that the union could be held together in a decentralized form.

Filename: 001_revolutions.jpg
Photographer: ARCHIVE ANTHONY SUAU
Source: Anthony Suau
Date 21 Aug 1991
Location: Moscow Soviet Union
Credit: Anthony Suau © 1991
Copyright: Anthony Suau 1991
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