Soviet files: Three days in August

August 19th, 1991, Moscow

On August 19th, 1991 not a Soviet citizen who switched on the TV in the morning could understand what was going on. Instead of the usual programs it was broadcasting Tchaikovsky's ballet. The same day, the tanks were brought into the USSR's capital… Find out how the coup emerged in August 1991. This new documentary recreates the events of those three days which changed the country's history. Follow each step of the coup only on RT.

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