Kobets supported then President of the RSFSR Boris Yeltsin during the August coup of 1991. From August 19 until September 9, 1991, Konstantin Kobets was Defense Minister of the RSFSR . This post was then abolished. Wikipedia*
On the C-SPAN Networks:
Konstantin Kobets has two videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1991 Forum. Most appearances with Donald Rumsfeld (2), Carl Vuono (2), Alfred M. Gray Jr. (2). Most common tags: Strategic Defense Initiative, Soviet Union.