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A Very Russian Coup [electronic resource]: The Demise of Communism

BuzzTaxi Communications Inc
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Was it patriotism or treason that led Soviet military leaders to seize control of the government in August of 1991? This riveting program documents in detail the attempted takeover that marked a turning point in world history and resulted in the dissolution of the Communist Party. Marshal Yazov, the Minister of Defense; the Deputy Minister of Defense; and Boris Yeltsin's head of security candidly reveal their thoughts as co-conspirators. Compelling archival footage of the struggle that played out in the streets, plus additional interviews-a veritable who's who of the coup-round out the account of a moment in history when the eyes of the world were on Moscow.
Release Date
1998
Run Time
48 min.
Language
English
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on November 03, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Demise of Communism
Contents
  • Introduction: A Very Russian Coup (0:58)
  • Moscow as Coup Begins (1:11)
  • Gorbachev and Soviet State (1:41)
  • Gorbachev and Soviet Decline (1:34)
  • Gorbachev Threatened from Both Sides (1:55)
  • Planning Coup (1:58)
  • Conspirators' Delegation to Gorbachev (3:04)
  • Reaction to Coup (2:56)
  • Coup and Yeltsin (2:04)
  • Yeltsin Reaches Parliament (1:40)
  • Yeltsin Seizes Initiative (2:49)
  • Yeltsin, the People, the Coup and Gorbachev (2:40)
  • Kutuzovsky Bridge (1:24)
  • Varennikov Demands Action (2:47)
  • Yeltsin Warned (2:09)
  • Divided Military (0:58)
  • Nervous About White House Attack (1:12)
  • John Major (1:00)
  • Calling Off Attack (1:20)
  • Street Deaths and Unraveling of Coup (2:07)
  • Coup Leaders to Crimea (0:56)
  • Gorbachev, Yeltsin and Power (1:55)
  • Coup Leaders Interrogated (1:10)
  • Banning Communist Party (1:17)
  • Gorbachev Steps Down (1:42)
  • Epilogue: Key Players in Soviet Coup (1:07)
  • Credits: A Very Russian Coup: The Demise of Communism (1:01)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c1998.
Publisher no.
8966 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (48 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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