Gorbachev recalls “dark days” 30 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union

Gorbachev recalls "dark days" 30 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union

Mikhail Gorbachev

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The last president of Soviet Union (USSR), Mikhail Gorbachev Interviewed by a Russian agency TossHe spoke of the moments after the collapse of the alliance of socialist countries 30 years later. According to the Russians, the Soviet Union could have survived as a “union of sovereign nations” if “timely reform” had been implemented, but it was too late.

Gorbachev resigned on December 25, 1991, and on the same day replaced the Soviet Union flag with a Russian tricolor. However, the group was formally disbanded a day later by order of the Supreme Soviet.

“It was a very dark day for the Soviet Union and for me, but I had no right to act differently. First, because I had to stop being myself. Said.

It is also true that the country could have survived the coup attempt in August 1991, but from the outset we underestimated the problems and depth between each other and the Center and the Republics. It has been a long time since the union realized that it needed a reform, “he said.

According to Gorbachev, “a union of sovereign nations” would be the best solution for the nations of the region. “First, the nations would have been members of the United Nations, while the Union would have retained its seat on the Security Council, and the armed forces and nuclear weapons would have been under a single command.

Gorbachev came to power in 1985 and initiated a series of economic and political reforms known as perestroika and glasnot. However, many point out that these actions of the then president led to the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

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