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Who was who in the 1991 coup

Dmitry Yazov (b 1923)<br />Yazov participated in World War II as a volunteer, and later led a motorized rifle regiment. Yasov was sent to Cuba and was on standby during the Cuban missile crisis in 1961. He was appointed Defense Minister of the USSR in 1987 and Marshal of the Soviet Union in 1990. Included in the amnesty in 1994. Yasov became a leading analyst after the general inspectors service was recreated in 2011.<br />
Dmitry Yazov (b 1923)
Yazov participated in World War II as a volunteer, and later led a motorized rifle regiment. Yasov was sent to Cuba and was on standby during the Cuban missile crisis in 1961. He was appointed Defense Minister of the USSR in 1987 and Marshal of the Soviet Union in 1990. Included in the amnesty in 1994. Yasov became a leading analyst after the general inspectors service was recreated in 2011.



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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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