21st anniversary of the coup

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

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