August 23, 1991 |
The Soviet coup that alarmed the world for three days generated millions of words around the globe. Here is a selection: "The policy of reform initiated by M.S. Gorbachev, conceived as a means to ensure the dynamic development of the country and the democratization of the life of society, has, for a number of reasons, come to a dead end." -- The coup leaders, in their first appeal to the Soviet people. 'Clouds of Terror' "Soldiers, officers and generals!