The Breakup of the USSR, 1991
The Breakup of the USSR
- An attempted coup d'etat takes place in Aug. 1991
- He is saved by Boris Yeltsin who became the effective leader of the Country
- Gorbachev became a lame duck leader and Yeltsin made the final step to outlaw the communist party in the Russian Republic
- Dec.1 1991 an independence vote is held in the Ukraine which voted in favour of independence
- This led to the formation of the Commonwealth on Independent states (CIS) and the end of the USSR
Summary: In 1991 a Coup D’etat takes place in disagreement to Gorbachev's ideas. Fortunately Boris Yeltsin came to the rescue and eventually becomes the leader of the country. Yeltsin later makes the final steps to outlaw the communist party in the Russian Republic.
Quote: "We don't appreciate what we have until it's gone. Freedom is like that. It's like air. When you have it, you don't notice it."
Subjunctive Question: The independence vote changed Russia and created the commonwealth on Independent states but without that vote, what could have ended the USSR?