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Former Deputy Prime Minister named a way to save the USSR

MOSCOW, 16 Dec. The USSR authorities could have saved the country if they signed an agreement on the Union of Sovereign States, former First Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Gennady Burbulis told new union treaty. It was planned to sign it on August 20, 1991, Burbulis specified. “I still believe that it was a real opportunity for the plastic transformation of the Soviet Union into a new quality, without losing our root essence, the Union,” he said. However, the politician recalled that On August 19, an emergency regime was declared and troops were brought into Moscow. Burbulis assured that the authorities, in particular the then President Boris Yeltsin, did not plan the collapse of the Soviet Union, but wanted to transform the state. On December 8, 1991, the top leaders of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine signed the Treaty on the creation of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). This act went down in history as the “Bialowieza Agreement”. On December 25, 1991, Mikhail Gorbachev announced the termination of his activities as head of the USSR and signed a decree transferring control of nuclear weapons to Russian President Boris Yeltsin. It became known about the state of Yeltsin after the collapse of the USSR


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