End of empire plotted in secret forest talks

It had been a tough year in Soviet politics. The president of the USSR, Mikhail Gorbachev, barely survived an attempted coup d’état; the president of the Russian Federation, Boris Yeltsin, was openly contesting Gorbachev’s power.  Read more about Soviet Union’s last president, Mikhail Gorbachev and Russia’s first president Boris Yeltsin in  Prominent Russians section of […]