Today in World History (August 18th)

August 18, 2017 Joshua Samuel

The 1991 3-day coup in Russia. In August 18th,1991, exactly 26 years ago today, the Russian military staged a coup. Soviet hardliners were unhappy with President Mikhail Gorbachev’s reforms so they locked him up. Tanks patrolled the streets of Moscow. However, the then very popular reformist, Boris Yeltsin, urged soldiers {Read More..}