Gorbachev: Reaping the Whirlwind Bloody Sunday (1989)

Film details

  • Featuring

    Charles Wheeler

  • Countries

    United Kingdom USSR

  • Year

    1989

  • Genre

    Current affairs

  • Type

    Television

  • Category

    Non Fiction

Synopsis

Second of two reports on the Soviet Union. This programme pieces together the events surrounding the massacre of protestors by army units at Tblisi in Georgia on April 9th. The role of the military, the involvement of hardliners in the Politburo, and the implications for Gorbachev's reform programme are all considered, as well as the massacre's effects on strengthening nationalist groups in Georgia.

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