Tag: August 1991 coup in Moscow

The Dogs That Haven’t Barked In Moscow

March 16, 2015

Staunton, March 16 – Over the past ten days, most analysts and many Russians have been looking for signs as to what is taking place behind the scenes given the departure from public view of Vladimir Putin. Every report that appears to bear on that subject has been subjected to intense scrutiny and discussion. But […]

Shushkevich Understood Instantly August 1991 Coup was a Counter-Revolution

August 26, 2014

Staunton, August 24 – Unlike some Western leaders who suggested that the leaders of the August 1991 coup in Moscow included reformists on the model of Mikhail Gorbachev, Stanislav Shushkevich, then deputy chairman of the Belarusian Supreme Soviet and later president of Belarus, understood instantly that they were committed to “the revival of the old […]