First Statement on Soviet Coup

President Bush interrupted his vacation in Kennebunkport, Maine, to discuss the coup in the Soviet Union which occurred the previous day, when hard-line Communists… read more

President Bush interrupted his vacation in Kennebunkport, Maine, to discuss the coup in the Soviet Union which occurred the previous day, when hard-line Communists took power in the Soviet Union from the administration of President Gorbachev. President Bush called the coup “a disturbing development,” and said the U.S. would follow the events of the coup carefully before determining a response. He also noted that “coups can fail,” but hoped the new leader, Yanayev, would not turn back the clock on democratic reforms. close

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Program ID:
20705-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
News Conference
Location:
Kennebunkport, Maine, United States
First Aired:
Aug 19, 1991 | 4:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Aug 16, 2006 | 6:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Aug 19, 1991 | 4:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 19, 1991 | 8:12pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 19, 1991 | 11:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 24, 1991 | 9:59am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 25, 1991 | 9:00am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 14, 2006 | 10:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 15, 2006 | 2:02am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 15, 2006 | 6:58am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 16, 2006 | 10:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 16, 2006 | 2:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 16, 2006 | 6:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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