The last day of the Soviet Union

Signing of the Agreement on the Elimination of the USSR and the creation of the Commonwealth of Independent States, at the state dacha near Viskuli in Belovezhskaya Pushcha on December 8, 1991(RIA Novosti / Y. Ivanov)

­On December 8th, 1991, the three leaders of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus signed the document which marked the end of the Soviet empire. The fate of the great conglomerate country was decided in less than 24 hours. It happened in secret in a remote residence in the Belavezha forest. Soon the agreement entered the history as the Belavezha Accords. Visit the place where it happened and reveal the mysterious details of the document with the eyewitnesses to the historic event only on RT.