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Who was who in the 1991 coup

Topic:The collapse of the Soviet Union: 20 years on
Boris Pugo (1937 –1991) <br />Pugo worked in various Komsomol, Communist Party and Soviet government positions in the Latvian Soviet republic. He also served in the Latvian KGB. Pugo was appointed First Secretary of Latvian Communist party in 1984-88 and the Soviet Interior Minister between 1990 and 1991. He shot his wife and himself as soon as he realized that the coup had failed.<br />
Boris Pugo (1937 –1991)
Pugo worked in various Komsomol, Communist Party and Soviet government positions in the Latvian Soviet republic. He also served in the Latvian KGB. Pugo was appointed First Secretary of Latvian Communist party in 1984-88 and the Soviet Interior Minister between 1990 and 1991. He shot his wife and himself as soon as he realized that the coup had failed.


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RIA NovostiWho was who in the 1991 coupWho was who in the 1991 coup

14:50 19/08/2011 On August 19, 1991, the GKChP, an emergency committee of hard-line communists, attempted a coup d’état to overthrow then Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and halt his reform plans.>>

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