Press center in the building of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR.
In the presidium Yanaev Gennady, Pugo Boris, Baklanov Oleg, Starodubtsev Vasily, Tizyakov Alexander.
Journalists ask questions to members of the State Emergency Committee of the USSR on the closure of newspapers, the fight against crime, the situation in agriculture, the health of President Mikhail Gorbachev and the regions of the country where a state of emergency is introduced.
Yanaev Gennady Ivanovich - Vice-President of the USSR, Acting President of the USSR (19-21 August 1991). Pugo Boris Karlovich - Minister of Internal Affairs of the USSR. Baklanov Oleg Dmitrievich - First Deputy Chairman of the USSR Defense Council. Starodubtsev Vasily Alexandrovich - Chairman of the Peasant Union of the USSR. Tizyakov Alexander Ivanovich - President of the Association of State Enterprises and Objects of Industry, Construction, Transport and Communications of the USSR.