Gorbachev admitted why they could not save the Soviet Union

Former first and only president of the USSR Mikhail Gorbachev in his new book “What is at stake: the future of global peace” said that the integrity of the USSR could be preserved. In his opinion, the coup in August 1991 and the disintegration activities of the leadership of the RSFSR, headed by Boris Yeltsin, prevented the creation of a new Union that would meet the interests of all republics.

Gorbachev claims that the path to the political sovereignty of the republics (economic independence, the preservation of identity, the development of culture) lay through the renewal of the Union. The new Union was to become a democratic, real and effective federation, to which the republics themselves delegated part of their powers. The decisive step in this direction was to be the signing of a new Union Treaty. However, the coup derailed this event. He writes that in his post he fought to the end for the existence of the USSR.

I fought, I want to emphasize this, political by means, tried to convince citizens and my colleagues - the leaders of the republics of their innocence. And today I believe that the integrity of the country could be maintained, that the new Union would meet the interests of all. But the coup weakened my position

- said in the book.

The leadership of the largest republic within the USSR — Russia, headed by Boris Yeltsin — has taken the path of disintegration. The line of dismemberment of the country and separation of state prevailed

- wrote Gorbachev.

Gorbachev writes that there is nothing surprising in the fact that most Russians still regret the collapse of the USSR, and call the last decade of the twentieth century the most difficult period in their lives. At the same time, Gorbachev is convinced that perestroika and glasnost have won. They changed the minds of people. Now people live in a different coordinate system.

And so I think: maybe, as a politician, I lost, self-confidence failed me, I did not see a double danger - from hot heads, impatient radicals and from reactionaries in my own circle. But perestroika won. No return to the past

- emphasized Gorbachev.

Gorbachev is convinced that the future of Russia lies in democracy. Then he urged to remember that Russia had a difficult history, it had 250 years of the “Mongol yoke”, serfdom and Stalinist repressions.

People were taught that they were treated like slaves. And when this ended, in the 90s they had to endure the chaos and arbitrariness that presented them as democracy. Our people should learn from their past - what needs to be rejected and what can be accepted. It takes time. But Russia can have only one future: democracy

- sure Gorbachev.

Gorbachev believes that Russia has all the necessary opportunities and resources for the economic leap forward, as well as the potential to attract new foreign partners. He specified that the first decade of the XNUMXst century brought millions of Russians a significant improvement in living standards and increased their real incomes. In addition, he called the decision to expand NATO - the biggest strategic mistake of the West.
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  1. beeper Offline beeper
    beeper 28 October 2019 18: 33
    Bear Mech would shut up and not shine. negative
    And this one ... (instead of climbing an aspen!) Climbs to us with his useless "teachings" and fraudulent "revelations", as if there are no living witnesses of his state crimes left ??! Fells everything on EBNa and his accomplices, like "I myself was not in business" ??!
    A pitiful politician of small-town "thinking" coquettishly calls himself a "politician", but is he "on business" ?! fool

    PS By the way, as well as this vile, hypocritical Selyuk (who smugly declared to transcordian journalists that supposedly his "life's dream was to destroy the Soviet Union" ?!) scary for many of us, the damn 90s were publicly called "saints"!
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  3. Bitter Online Bitter
    Bitter (Gleb) 28 October 2019 20: 51
    why could not

    Because someone had no political will (and no responsibility for the people) to carry out perestroika realistically and consistently.
    To do this, it was necessary not to indulge all day on the box, but to work.
    He was elected to the presidency, imitated violent activity, put up loot in his pockets and removed himself.
  4. Come on Offline Come on
    Come on 28 October 2019 21: 19
    Bear storyteller, you will not beg and you will not wash yourself.
  5. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 29 October 2019 09: 23
    Those who are falling apart are still untouchable. Pupils do not surrender ....
  6. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 29 October 2019 11: 35
    Yeah! As you know, everything in the world hinders a bad dancer. In August 1991 security forces at a low start were waiting for the command to arrest the Bialowieza trinity. And who should have given this command, if not the leader of the USSR, whom the people have chosen for this?
  7. Tolik_74 Offline Tolik_74
    Tolik_74 (Anatoly) 29 October 2019 13: 26
    Why is this bastard tagged still free? For such crimes against the country and the people, the death penalty is applicable. And he still blathers.
  8. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 30 October 2019 12: 57
    Because they did not try to save it, but the USA sold.