Reaction to Failed Coup in the Soviet Union

The Soviet Union Ambassador to the United States, Viktor Komplektov, read a brief statement in the Soviet Embassy before responding to… read more

The Soviet Union Ambassador to the United States, Viktor Komplektov, read a brief statement in the Soviet Embassy before responding to reporters' questions on the failed coup in the Soviet Union. In his statement, the ambassador showed his appreciation for the support of the American people for people of the Soviet Union against the coup. He indicated the need for further reforms to ensure the movement toward democracy by the Soviet government. Ambassador Komplektov tied the failure of the coup to the support for democracy and freedom by the Soviet people, and the international condemnation of the coup. close

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Reaction to Failed Coup in the Soviet Union

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Program ID:
20823-1
Category:
News Conference
Format:
News Conference
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 22, 1991

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  • Aug 22, 1991 | 3:25pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 22, 1991 | 11:05pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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