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Who was who in the 1991 coup

Topic:The collapse of the Soviet Union: 20 years on
Vladimir Kryuchkov  (1924 –2007) <br />Kryuchkov worked in the Soviet diplomatic service, stationed in Hungary in 1955-59, and participated in the suppression  of Hungarian uprising in 1956. After that he was actively engaged in KGB work, became KGB chairman in 1988 and participated in the decision to dispatch Soviet forces to Afghanistan. Included in the amnesty in 1994. Kryuchkov worked as an FSB counselor in Putin’s reign and wrote several books.<br />
Vladimir Kryuchkov (1924 –2007)
Kryuchkov worked in the Soviet diplomatic service, stationed in Hungary in 1955-59, and participated in the suppression of Hungarian uprising in 1956. After that he was actively engaged in KGB work, became KGB chairman in 1988 and participated in the decision to dispatch Soviet forces to Afghanistan. Included in the amnesty in 1994. Kryuchkov worked as an FSB counselor in Putin’s reign and wrote several books.


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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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