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Friday, 19 August 2011

Twenty years ago


"Your commanders have ordered you to storm the White House and to arrest me. But I as the elected President of Russia give you the order to turn your tanks and not to fight against your own people."


  1. I was too young to be anything other than dimly aware of this at the time but have now looked it up and it seems incredible. Thank you for sharing.

  2. I too was too young to even notice, but the more I learn about it, the more remarkable this day was! Really interesting :)