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“Dark days,” Gorbachev recalled, 30 years after the fall of the Soviet Union

Mikhail Gorbachev

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The last president Soviet Union (USSR), Mikhail Gorbachev Interviewed by the Russian Agency Toss, And spoke of the moments when the Federation of Socialist Countries collapsed 30 years later. According to the Russians, the Soviet Union could have survived as a “union of sovereign nations” if it had been “reformed in time”, but it was too late.

Gorbachev resigned on December 25, 1991, the same day the flag of the Soviet Union was replaced by the Russian tricolor. However, the camp was formally disbanded a day later by order of the Supreme Soviet.

“Those were very dark days for the Soviet Union, Russia and me, but I had no right to act differently. First, I had to stop being myself. I was determined, “he told Tass.

“It is true that the country could have survived the coup attempt in August 1991, but from the beginning we have underestimated the depth of the case and the interrelationships between the Center and the Republicans. It is a long time to understand that the Union needs a renewal,” he said.

According to Gorbachev, the “Union of Sovereign States” would have been the best solution for the countries in the region. “First, the nations will become members of the United Nations, while the Union will retain its place on the Security Council. The Armed Forces and the Nuclear Weapons would have been under the same command. I hope it would have been much better. What happened after the fall of the Soviet Union?” He finished with a toss.

Gorbachev came to power in 1985 and initiated economic and political reforms known as Perestroika and Glasnot. However, many point to the actions of the then president as the reason for the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

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