25 years of State Committee on the State of Emergency: Was the failure inevitable?
The reasons for the defeat of State Committee on the State of Emergency in 1991 occurred due to the fact that its leaders separated from the people, but some putsch ideas remain relevant in our time, leader of the Communist party of the Russian Federation (CPRF), the chairman of the Communist party faction at the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Gennady Zyuganov, said at a press conference dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the failure of the State Emergency Committee,.
"The reasons for the defeat lies in the fact that those who led State Committee on the State of Emergency separated from the people. If the had directly appealed to the citizens I assure you the whole country would have supported it, as the country was ready for it,’’ Zyuganov said, noting that only the environment of Boris Yeltsin in Moscow opposed the putsch, RIA Novosti reports.
"Not a single village of the vast country, and not a single team was against those who led the State Committee on the State of Emergency. And the most important fact is that was no leader who could give the corresponding order. They had to maintain the integrity of the country. the country, the security of citizens and the traditional attitude to the state. None of these solutions were accepted,’’ Zyuganov underlined.
According to the leader of the Communist Party, the revolution, or, ‘the August coup’, was committed not by members of the Emergency Committee. "The coup was committed by Gorbachev, Yeltsin, Yakovlev and Shevardnadze. They violently seized power and ignored all conceivable solutions. First of all, the Constitution of the USSR.