Russia marks anniversary of failed USSR coup

Country remembers attempt by Communist hardliners in 1991 to derail reforms put in place by Gorbachev.

    It has been 20 years since Communist hardliners attempted to derail reforms put in place by Mikhail Gorbachev, the former Soviet president, in a failed coup.

    The attempt to overthrow the government in 1991 was one of the key events that led to the collapse of the Soviet Union later that year.

    Al Jazeera's Barnaby Phillips reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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