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August 26, 1991 | From Associated Press
One by one, 20 KGB commanders refused to storm the Russian Parliament building in what may have been the turning point in last week's attempted coup against President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, Russian Federation President Boris N. Yeltsin said Sunday. Yeltsin said in an interview with Russian television that commanders of the KGB's elite anti-terrorist Alpha Group resisted intense pressure, including "threats of court-martial, execution, et cetera" by their superiors.
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August 26, 1991 | From Associated Press
One by one, 20 KGB commanders refused to storm the Russian Parliament building in what may have been the turning point in last week's attempted coup against President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, Russian Federation President Boris N. Yeltsin said Sunday. Yeltsin said in an interview with Russian television that commanders of the KGB's elite anti-terrorist Alpha Group resisted intense pressure, including "threats of court-martial, execution, et cetera" by their superiors.
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