Failed Coup in the Soviet Union

President Bush spoke on the events in the Soviet Union from the Shawnee Inn in Kennebunkport, ME, during his summer vacation. On the… read more

President Bush spoke on the events in the Soviet Union from the Shawnee Inn in Kennebunkport, ME, during his summer vacation. On the day reports from Moscow indicated the coup by communist hard-liners was crumbling, President Bush discussed his phone call with Russian President Boris Yeltsin and took questions from reporters on future U.S.-Soviet relations. He said the communist hard-liners underestimated the power of the people after the people gained a taste of democracy. close

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Failed Coup in the Soviet Union

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Program ID:
20776-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
News Conference
Location:
Kennebunkport, Maine, United States
First Aired:
Aug 21, 1991
Last Aired:
Aug 25, 1991

Airing Details

  • Aug 21, 1991 | 10:35am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 21, 1991 | 4:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 21, 1991 | 8:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 24, 1991 | 2:11pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 25, 1991 | 10:58am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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