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On this day in history Aug. 18, 1991 – Soviet hard-liners launch coup against Gorbachev

Posted on August 18, 2017 at 12:34 pm

  1991 Soviet hard-liners launch coup against Gorbachev On this day in 1991, Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev is placed under house arrest during a coup by high-ranking members of his own government, military and police forces. Since becoming secretary of the Communist Party in 1985 and president of...
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