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  • Foros, Crimea
    Monday Aug 19, 1991
    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Holiday in Foros

    Foros, Crimea
    Monday Aug 19, 1991

    On August 19, 1991, Gorbachev's vice president, Gennady Yanayev, Prime Minister Valentin Pavlov, Defense Minister Dmitry Yazov, KGB chief Vladimir Kryuchkov and other senior officials acted to prevent the union treaty from being signed by forming the "General Committee on the State Emergency", which put Gorbachev – on holiday in Foros, Crimea – under house arrest and cut off his communications.




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