Meeting of Russian Republic Parliament

President Gorbachev described the actions and motives of the plotters who had him detained in the Crimea during the brief Soviet… read more

President Gorbachev described the actions and motives of the plotters who had him detained in the Crimea during the brief Soviet coup. He praised the strength and courage of the Soviet citizens who resisted the coup, and called special attention to Russian President Boris Yeltsin. President Yeltsin was present and also spoke on the coup. President Gorbachev insisted that he would push forward with the Union treaty, which would give more autonomy to the Soviet republics. He answered questions, some very hostile, from the Parliament members. President Gorbachev praised many Soviet officials who resisted the coup, and denounced others who cooperated with coup leaders. President Yeltsin insisted Soviet President Gorbachev read the minutes of a meeting of his Cabinet to indicate which members failed to oppose the coup. Translation from the Russian is by voice over. close

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Meeting of Russian Republic Parliament

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Program ID:
20840-1
Category:
International Telecasts
Format:
Foreign Legislature
Location:
Moscow, U.S.S.R.
First Aired:
Aug 23, 1991
Last Aired:
Aug 25, 1991

Airing Details

  • Aug 23, 1991 | 3:05pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 23, 1991 | 8:05pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 24, 1991 | 12:15am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 25, 1991 | 4:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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