The special edition "The Coup" is an hourly chronicle of the coup in Russia in August 1991.
The general situation in Moscow, troops on the streets of the city, construction of barricades, popular unrest, interviews with representatives of the armed forces and participants in rallies, the work of the radio station of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR are shown.
The description and criticism of the actions of the State Emergency Committee, general summaries of parallel events in Leningrad and the Baltic region are described.
Also included in the program were fragments of a press conference with members of the State Emergency Committee, interviews with well-known politicians and prominent public figures.
Listiev V.N. - TV presenter, journalist, first general director of ORT, entrepreneur. Lyubimov AM - TV journalist, producer, TV presenter, vice-president of the Academy of Russian Television. Politkovsky A.V. - journalist, political observer, TV host, producer. Michalkov N.S. - actor, director, screenwriter, producer, People's Artist of the RSFSR, Honored Artist of the RSFSR, Chairman of the Union of Russian Cinematographers. Rostropovich M.L. - cellist, pianist, conductor, teacher, public figure, People's Artist of the USSR. Bonner EG - public figure, human rights activist, dissident, publicist, wife of academician AD Sakharov. Gorbachev MS - State, political and public figure, the last general secretary of the CPSU Central Committee, the last Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, the first chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, the only President of the USSR. Gdlyan T.H. - statesman and politician. Yanaev GI - Soviet party and state leader, vice-president of the USSR (1990-1991), head of the State Emergency Committee. Pugo B.K. - Party and state leader, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Latvia, Minister of Internal Affairs of the USSR (1990-1991), member of the State Emergency Committee (1991). Kalinin N.V. - Soviet commander, Colonel-General, commander of the troops of the Moscow Military District (1989-1991). Zhirinovsky VV - Doctor of Philosophy, Honored Lawyer of the Russian Federation, public and political figure. Silaev IS - statesman, diplomat, the Hero of Socialist Labor.
Locations: Moscow  Leningrad