Portents (1991)

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  • Featuring

    Robin Ellis

  • Country

    United Kingdom

  • Year


  • Type


  • Category

    Non Fiction


The first of two follow-up programmes made after the initial six-part series. Considers whether the failed coup of August 1991 could have been predicted, asking if Gorbachev ignored the warnings of colleagues and the advice of colleagues who were able to read the warning signals.

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