The last day of the Soviet Union or the hunting party coup d’état

Relive the last day of the Soviet Union, on December 8th 1991. On that famous day, Stanislav Shushkevich, Head of the Supreme Council of Belarus, Leonid Kravchuk, President of Ukraine and Boris Eltsine, President of Soviet Russia, held a secret meeting at the Viskuli Residence in Belavezha Forest, Belarus. There, they decided the fate of the Soviet Union, in only 24 hours. Mikhail Gorbatchev, who was in Moscow, was unable to prevent it, due apparently to his liberal character or weak position. The three men created a Commonwealth of Independent States to replace the previous structure. The documentary presents the tense hours in which that meeting was conducted and also the most important facts that paved the way for the dissolution of the U.S.S.R. in the months prior.

The Last Day of the Soviet Union