Final Days: The Inside Story of the Collapse of the Soviet Union

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Index
Abbado, Claudio, 160
ABC television, final days and, 175-176, 190
Against the Grain (Yeltsin), 210(n22)
Agrarian reform, 21, 29, 49, 204
Aitmatov, Chingiz, 69
Akaev, Askar, 115
Alexander II, xii
Alma-Ata meeting, 19, 24, 169, 172, 175, 184, 203
economic negotiations at, 25, 38 presidency and, 180
USSR termination at, 177-178
Yeltsin and, 176
Alpha Group (KGB), 147,151
"Anatomy of Hatred, The" conference, reception for, 165
Andreotti, Giulio, 103, 184
letter to, 186
visit from, 15
Andropov, Yuri, 10, 188
Antall, Jozsef: meeting with, 138-139
Antenne 2 (French television)
interview on, 79-82
last days and, 190-191
Anti-Semitism, 30, 68, 69
Armed forces, 71, 178
future of, 92-94, 95, 155, 161, 173
Yeltsin and, 95, 155, 161
Armed Forces Day ( 1991), demonstrations at, 213(n57)
Arms race. See Nuclear weapons
Aron, Raymond, 173
Asad, Hafiz al-, 115
Assanbaev, Eric: Union Treaty and, 119
Atwood, Donald J.: visit from, 97-98
August coup
Gorbachev and xi-xii, xiii, xvi-xvii, 1, 3-4, 14, 16, 18-19, 99-102, 199-200, 205, 211(nn38, 42), 212(n45)
impact of, 4, 16
West and, 21, 75
Yeltsin and, 1, 200, 212(n45)
August Coup, The ( Gorbachev), 160, 194
press conference for, 99-100
Babii Yar tragedy, 29, 30, 209(n13)
Bakatin, Vadim, xviii, 6, 40, 116
Union Treaty and, 134
Baker, James, 67, 93, 100, 159
on CIS, 164
on Gorbachev/coup, 14
letter to, 186
meeting with, 160, 162, 163-165
nuclear weapons issue and, 64
Yugoslavian crisis and, 51
Baltic states, Western recognition for, 79
Barannikov, Viktor: appointment of, 6
Belknap (cruiser), 61
Belovezhskaya Forest, meeting at, xvi, 95, 123, 137, 140, 143, 147, 148, 150, 155, 159, 160, 161-162, 164, 199, 212(n51)
Bismarck, Otto von, 198
Blok, Alexander, 166
Boldin, Valery: betrayal by, 4-5
Bonaparte, Napoleon, 198
Bovin, Alexander, 69
Brezhnev, Leonid, 40, 188
Brezhnev doctrine. See Limited sovereignty doctrine
Bromberger, Dominique, 140, 141
Burbulis, Gennady, 78, 108, 133, 137
memorandum by, 66
rise of, 211(n38)
Bureaucracy, changes for, 4
Bush, George, 15-16, 31, 51, 81, 100
August coup and, 75
Baltic states and, 79
call from, 160, 187-188
CIS and, 146
in Madrid, 55, 60-61, 63-68, 70-73
at Middle East Conference, 73-74
nuclear disarmament and, 26-27, 28, 98
summit with, 209(n12)
Ukraine issue and, 132

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Foreword - ARCHIE BROWN ix
  • Preface xv
  • Mending the Breach 1
  • Reinforcements From The Second Front 13
  • On a Crumbling Verge 33
  • A President Without a Country 47
  • One Last Mission For the Union 59
  • On the Eve Of the Seventy-Fourth Anniversary Of the October Revolution 85
  • The Mirage Of a Confederal State 97
  • A Free Man With Nothing to Fear 113
  • A Cloud in Trousers 119
  • Fight to the Finish 127
  • Final Hours 145
  • Checking the Pulse 153
  • Last Rites 159
  • Burying a Time Capsule 169
  • Departure 175
  • Afterword: - A Mythical Kingdom Vanishes--Again 195
  • Appendix: Resignation Speech of Mikhail Gorbachev - Delivered at 7:00 P.M. on December 25, 1991 203
  • Notes 207
  • About the Book and Author 214
  • Index 215
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