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The Event

  • Language:Russian
  • Release:2015
  • Length:74 minutes
  • IMDB link:The Event
  • Upload time:2017-08-13 06:00:33
  • Uploader:Fakinsai
  • Stars:N/A
  • Category:Documentary, History
  • Writer:Sergey Loznitsa
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. . What really happened in
Russia in August 1991. A quarter of a century later| Sergei Loznitsa
revisits the dramatic moments of August 1991 and casts an eye on the event which was hailed worldwide as the birth of "Russian democracy". As president Gorbachev was detained by the coup leaders| state-run TV
and radio channels| usurped by the putschists| broadcast Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" instead of news bulletins| and crowds of protestors gathered around Moscow's White
House| preparing to defend the stronghold of democratic opposition led by Boris Yeltsin| in the city of Leningrad thousands of confused| scared| excited and
desperate people poured into the streets to become a part of the event| which was supposed to change their destiny. The USSR
collapsed soon after| and the tricolour of the sovereign Russian Federation flew over Kremlin. In August 1991 a failed coup d'├ętat attempt (known as Putsch) led by a group of hard-core communists in Moscow| ended the 70-year-long rule of the Soviets