Film: Gorbachev - Downfall

Film Series: Power and authority in Russia and the USSR

By Emeritus Professor Archie Brown, published 19th January 2024

The end of the Soviet Union

Professor Archie Brown looks at the forces that led to Gorbachev's eventual downfall. He also examines the coup in 1991, the rise of Boris Yeltsin and the subsequent breakup of the Soviet Union.

This film is part of our film series that looks at Russian history through the lens of leadership from Alexander II to Yeltsin. New films will be published throughout 2024.

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