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August 26, 1991 | CAREY GOLDBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Leningrad military commander refused to send his troops into the city, the air force balked at the odious orders from above and one appalled officer in the Pacific fleet even talked his skeleton crew into slipping their crippled submarine out to sea rather than serving the upstart junta. As reports filter out on the extent of military opposition to last week's attempted coup, reformers say they are ever more convinced that the Soviet armed forces will never be the same.
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August 26, 1991 | CAREY GOLDBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Leningrad military commander refused to send his troops into the city, the air force balked at the odious orders from above and one appalled officer in the Pacific fleet even talked his skeleton crew into slipping their crippled submarine out to sea rather than serving the upstart junta. As reports filter out on the extent of military opposition to last week's attempted coup, reformers say they are ever more convinced that the Soviet armed forces will never be the same.
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