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Failed 1991 Coup Changed U.S. Diplomacy Toward U.S.S.R.

WATCH: Nicholas Burns, a former U.S. undersecretary of state for political affairs, spoke to RFE/RL's Russian Service about the attempted August 1991 coup against Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and the dissolution of the Soviet Union by the year's end.

August 18, 2016
A failed coup in August 1991 by hard-liners in the Soviet government is widely seen as contributing to the dissolution of the Soviet Union by the end of 1991. To mark the 25th anniversary of the so-called August coup, RFE/RL spoke with former U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns about Washington's perspective during those heady events. More
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