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Rebellions have already taken place in Russia… I had to face a major rebellion twice



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In 1991, communist extremists attempted a coup, but failed.
In 1993, Russia faced a parliamentary coup.
The rebellion broke out after Yeltsin signed a decree dissolving the Supreme Soviet.

Moscow: Yevgeny Prigozhin, leader of the Wagner mercenary group waging war in Ukraine against Russian President Vladimir Putin, openly rebelled. The fighters left Ukraine on Saturday morning and began marching towards the Russian capital Moscow. The incident kept changing throughout the day. Initially, there was an atmosphere of chaos in many cities of Russia. However, the situation changed late Saturday evening.

The news of the agreement between Russia and Prigozhin came late Saturday evening, the agreement between the two was concluded by Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko. Under this agreement, Prigozhin will go to Belarus. It was not the first time that rebellion broke out in Russia. Let’s take a look at the biggest threats Russia has posed since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

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1991 failed coup
In August 1991, four months before the collapse of the Soviet Union, President Mikhail Gorbachev was fleeing a failed attempt by Communist extremists to seize power to block the signing of a treaty granting broad autonomy to the 15 republics that made up the USSR, according to the AFP news agency. Gorbachev was vacationing at his home in Crimea when he was taken prisoner by the KGB, the Soviet secret police, on August 19. Meanwhile, soldiers and tanks were also deployed on the streets of Moscow.

Over the next three days, thousands took to the streets in defense of Russian democracy. The resistance was centered on the White House, the parliament building in Moscow, which became a symbol of resistance to the revolution. Boris Yeltsin, newly elected President of the Republic of Russia and Supreme Leader of the USSR, led the fight and addressed the crowd on one of the floats surrounding the parliament. The coup was put down within two days and Gorbachev returned to Moscow the day after its end, but the episode undermined his influence and replaced Yeltsin as the dominant leader. Within months, the Soviet republics began to declare their independence.

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1993 parliamentary rebellion
Two years later, between September 21 and October 4, 1993, Yeltsin found himself at the center of an even greater crisis, when extremist communist and nationalist representatives led a bloody uprising that ended in an attack tanks against Parliament. The rebellion erupted after months of political stalemate, when Yeltsin signed a decree dissolving the Supreme Soviet. This led to a stalemate with the Communist-dominated parliament, which voted to remove Yeltsin as leader and transfer his powers to Vice President Alexander Rutskoy, who joined the opposition.

Supporters of parliament barricaded the interior of the White House with rebel lawmakers, while opponents of Yeltsin demonstrated outside. The rebels seized the offices of the mayor of Moscow and part of the state television center. Yeltsin finally crushed the rebellion on October 4 by ordering tanks and troops to fire on the White House. Entire floors of the 18-story building were reduced to rubble and the leaders of the rebellion were imprisoned. The official death toll during this period is 148, although the rebels claimed around 1,000 people were killed. In December of the same year, a new constitution increasing the powers of the president was adopted by referendum.

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