Natto officials: Emergency meeting to take place
soon. (Roiters (sp?)). Soviet armed forces commander in
the eastern republics: Soviet army is in full control.
Soviet TV still broadcasts movies and music.....
[ More way long news ... ]. The following is the
full text of the state-of-emergency committee's.
resolutions: ''With a view to protection the vital
interests of the peoples and. citizens of the USSR and the
country's independence and terrotorial integrity,.
restoring law and order, stabilising the situation,
overcoming the gravest. crisis, and preventing chaos,
anarchy and a fratricidal civil war, the. state committee
for the state of emergency in the USSR resolves: ''1.
All bodies of authority and administration of the USSR,
union. and autonomous republics, territories, regions,
cities, districts, villages. and settlements should ensure
unfailing compliance with state-of-emergency. regulations
in keeping with the USSR law 'on the legal regime of a
state. of emergency' and with the state committee for the
state of emergency's. resolutions. In the event of their
inability to ensure the observance. of these regulations,
the powers of the respective bodies of authority. and
administration are to be suspended, with their functions to
be exercised. by officials specially appointed by the
state committee for the state. of emergency. ''2. To
immediately dismantle the structures of power,
administration. and militarised units acting contrary to
the constitution and laws of. the USSR. ''3. To regard
the laws and decisions by bodies of power and
administration. that run counter to the constitution and
laws of the USSR as being henceforth. invalid. ''4. To
suspend the activities of political parties, social
organisations. and mass movements that prevent the
normalization of the situation.''. 12:50 PM EDT. Dow
Jones 12 30 pm Averages: DJIA 2910.55 Dn 57.47. Dow Jones
1 pm Averages: DJIA 2907.65 Dn 60.37 (EDT)
Sec.Gen. UN (on vacation): Worried about the
developements in the USSR, hopes international policies as
well as internal progress do not suffer. French President:
Demands democratization processes in USSR continue,
Gorbachev and Yeltzin remain unharmed.
[ More of that state of emergency resolution ]. [ in
a bit ]. ''5. In connection with the fact that the state
committee for the. state of emergency in the USSR
temporarily assumes functions of the. USSR security
committee, the activity of the latter is suspended. ''6.
Citizens, institutions and organizations should hand in
without. delay all types of fire-arms, munitions,
explosives, military. hardware and equipment in their
unlawful possession. The interior. [...]. ''7. The
prosecutor's office, the interior ministry, the KGB and the.
defense ministry of the USSR should organize effective
interaction. of law-enforcement bodies and the armed
forces to ensure protection. of public order and security
of the state, society and citizens in. accordance with the
USSR law ''on the legal regime of the state of.
emergency'' and resolutions of the state committee for the
state of. emergency in the USSR. ''Rallies, street
marches, demonstrations and strikes are not. allowed. [...
]. ''8. To establish control over the mass media,
entrusting it to an. agency specially set up under the
state committee for the state of. emergency. [...]
Finnish TV reports soviet troops being flown into
Estonia all day long. More military flights are rumoured
during the night.
PARIS -AP- President Francois Mitterrand urged the
leaders of the. right-wing coup in the Soviet Union to
guarantee ''life and liberty''. for Mikhail Gorbachev and
Boris Yeltsin, suggesting they will be. judged harshly if
they do not. 1:43 PM EDT. Dow Jones 2 pm Averages: DJIA
2906.08 Dn 61.94. Dow Jones 2 30 pm Averages: DJIA 2900.72
Dn 67.30 (EDT). WASHINGTON -DJ- The State Department
took a wait-and-see attitude. on whether the Soviet Union
will continue along the same line in. its reform efforts.
''I think we'll have to see what happens,'' said State
Department. spokesman Richard Boucher, when asked whether
the U.S. believes. Soviet statements that the new
leadership will continue economic,. political and social
reforms. 2:14 PM EDT. UNITED NATIONS -DJ- Secretary-
General Javier Perez de Cuellar said. he hoped the coup in
the Soviet Union wouldn't lead to violence or. civil
strife and wouldn't derail democracy in Eastern Europe.
In a written statement issued from Portugal, where he is on.
vacation, the U.N. chief expressed surprise and concern
over the. ouster of Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev. He
emphasized the. importance of the Soviet Union respecting
all of its international. obligations.
CNN news, signing on. Soviet leaders still claiming
that Gorbachev is "ill">. One leader even suggested that
they would let him re-take control if/when he got "better".
Yeltsin and the Russians seem to intend to separate the
Russian government from the main government if they try to
Scowcroft Rules Out U.S. Military Involvement In USSR
(2:56 PM EDT)
CNN signing off.
Swedish TV: 10 tanks rumoured travelling towards
the Russian Parliment to defence it. General Gorbunov has
taken control over the Baltic states. 300 paratroopers
landed in Tallin. Kadaffi (sp?, Libya) and Saddam Hussein
praises the new government. Sovjet TV program "Vremja" did
show pictures of the people doing resistans in Moscow!
Sjevardnaze and Jakov (?) supports Jeltsin. Strike in the
coal mines in Russia, Jeltsin claims he has taken control
of the KGB and the military in the Russian state. Janajev
claims widespread support for his/their takeover. Janajev
calls Jeltsin "irresponsible".
Dow Jones 3 30 pm Averages: DJIA 2900.49 Dn 67.53
Sovjet security force has taken control over
internal (state) affairs department, city council and the
TV-hous in Riga. Telephone connections to Vilnius stopped.
Dow Jones Closing Averages: DJIA 2898.03 Dn 69.99 (4:
34 PM EDT). BONN -AP- A Berlin daily newspaper reported
that 20,000 Red Army troops. in former East Germany will
be shipped back to the Soviet Union this. week to
reinforce troops in their homeland. The newspaper
''Super'' said it got the information from a ''high-ranking.
KGB officer'' at Red Army headquarters in Wuensdorf, near
Berlin. It quoted the unidentified officer as saying:
''We have orders from. Moscow. We are mobilizing.''.
Super telexed its report to other news organizations in
advance of. Tuesday's publication. | Another newspaper,
the respected daily Die Welt, reported in its Tuesday.
editions that Red Army troops in eastern Germany had been
placed on a. ''heightened state of alert.''. Neither
report could be confirmed. 4:19 PM EDT. tell zohad Frankly,
when it comes to world politics...American IRC users make
the US look immature... (oops (blush)). WASHINGTON -AP-
The U.S. military has observed no activity on the. part of
Soviet strategic military forces threatening to the West.
since the overthrow of Mikhail Gorbachev, Pentagon
officials said. U.S. forces were not placed on a
heightened state of alert, Bush. told reporters, and
Powell kept an appointment for a routine. physical exam at
Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington on. this
morning. 5:00 PM EST
"YES or NO"
A few minutes ago all israeli IRC suddenly stopped.
Normal Internet connections to israel are still
functioning correctly. This might very well be the end of
I see only two chanops active here. Is anyone
actually reporting? +o gnarfer
I have some information that was dumped to #NEWS.
I'll dump it here. It's about 64 lines long. From:
firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeff Bacon)
posted to firearms-politics mailing list. (to
subscribe, email to email@example.com-
*** begin text ***
The State of Emergency Committee has adopted its
first decision. It. says that to safeguard the vital
interests of the nations and. citizens of the Soviet Union,
its independence and territorial. integrity, to restore
legality, law, and order, to stabilize the. situation, to
overcome the harsh crisis, and to prevent chaos,. anarchy,
and a fratricidal civil war: The State of Emergency.
Committee authorizes all bodies of power and administration
to see. that the state of emergency is strictly observed.
In the event of. inability to insure compliance with the
state of emergency, the. powers of appropriate bodies of
government and administration are. suspended, and their
functions are delegated to the persons. specially
authorized by the State of Emergency Committee. The.
decision says that the structures of power and
administration and. the paramilitary units acting against
the U.S.S.R. Constitutional. laws are to be disbanded
immediately. It dismisses as invalid the. laws and
decisions of the bodies of power and administration running.
counter to the U.S.S.R. Constitutional laws. The
decision suspends. activities by the political parties,
public organizations, and mass. movements obstructing the
normalization of the situation. Citizens,. institutions,
and organizations are urged to hand in without delay. all
firearms, rounds of ammunition, explosive devices, and
military. hardware they illegally possess. Meetings,
street processions,. demonstrations, and strikes are
prohibited. Media are put under. control. A body being
especially set up [sic; "by" is absent] the. State of
Emergency Committee is to implement this control. The.
bodies of power and administration, the leaders of offices
and. enterprises are to adopt measures to organize work
teams better to. restore order and discipline in all
spheres of life and society. The decision urges insuring
the normal functioning of enterprises in. all the branches
of the national economy. It calls for fighting.
resolutely against black marketeers, and start legal and.
administrative proceedings on facts of corruption,
embezzlement,. second-hand dealing, the concealment of
goods for sale, economic. mismanagement, and other abuses
in the sphere of economy. The. decision urges removing
any restrictions obstructing the movement of. food and
consumer goods across the U.S.S.R. Special attention is to.
be paid to the supply of goods in the first place to
preschool. children centers, kindergarten schools,
specialized secondary and. higher education establishments,
hospitals, pensioners, and disabled. persons. The
decision expects proposals to be made within a week on.
how to put into order, freeze, and reduce the cost of some
consumer. goods and foodstuffs mainly for children, public
and catering. services, how to raise wages, pensions,
allowances, and. compensations for various categories of
citizens. In view of the. critical situation with
harvesting and the threat of famine, the. decision urges
adopting special measures to procure, store, and. process
crops, and help farmers as much as possible. The decision.
obliges the bodies of power and administration in the
center and. locally to pay prime attention to the
population's social needs: to. search for possibilities to
significantly improve free medical. service and education.
That was the first decision issued by the. State of
Emergency Committee. [Recorded from Radio Moscow World.
Service on 17695.2 MHz 20:20 UTC 19 August 1991]
*** end text ***
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test. Good morning... radio news headlines from WDR,
Westdeutscher Rundfunk (West German Broadcast) from 9
o'clock local time. After a calm night the new government
tends to more pressure and a. +harder line, especially
against the baltic states and Leningrad. A large number of
tanks is heading towards Leningrad. The baltic governments
prepare for exile governments. Workuta workers are on
general strike. In Kusnez are 20 of 100 coal mines on
strike. Soviet media now under complete censorship. Only
one official line in newspapers. Only one program lacking
any information on TV. Bush demands return of Gorbachev to
power. Bush warned to put off Baltic governments. Bush
will not support any economical programmes. *Cameron* have
there been any deaths or fighting, or anything related to.
+Yeltsin or the Russian Federal Parliament? -> *cameron*
No. Yesterday in the evening there were warning shots into
the. +air. *Cameron* in the Baltics? -> *cameron* No, in
Moscow. -> *cameron* It was said in the early moring that
the new government did show. +patience to Yeltsin
yesterday, but will go on a harder line today.
Correspondent from Moscow: Strike in Workuta and in
Central Sibiria (Kusnez). 26 mines (ca. 50%) on strike.
'strike will last until new govnmtnt resigns'. janayev
called energy sector as absolutely vital for the state. in
white russia the opposition is forming itself. New message:
Yeltsin will put ultimatum on new government. Yeltsin
stayed in the russian parliament during the night. slept
for 2 hours only
Scof: I hve my screen split up into 2 80X12 screens..
that is nast..
CNN Radio: 5 coal mines are closed down in
strike, as called for by Yeltsin.
All over Moscow roadblocks being setup by people
to stop further tank movements
[sorry... couldn't listen to the 10 am news... was
disturbed by a human asking me how to implement random
10 Tanks and 250 paratroopers defected to
Yeltsin's side. Source - Not sure...Channel 9 in OZ
sourcing soneone else. Tanks 90km from Leningrad and
heading in - source tsh vis Finnish Radio
Stock exchange index update... Closing averages :
Helsinki -3.59%; Tykyo -6%; Hong Kong -7.42%; Sydney -4.
1%; Taiwan -4.1%; Frankfurt -9.4%
In hours before dawn - several tanks and armoured
cars joined Teltsin and protected the parliment
Frankfurt days lowest -11%
Tanks still rolling in to Moscow. Yeltsin told
KGB and army to obey his orders and ignore orders from coup
members. A Lt Colnel told crown he would no obery orders
to shoot people. I mean crowd. Unconfirmed report of
explosion in Abzerbjan
where can i get a status report of the action as
ascii file ? i can send it to a moscow host !
Yeltsin wants to meet Gorba, and wants to have
him under medical examination during next 3 days ...
Mining strike covers majority of coal mines
Military commander of south-Moscow, supporter of
Yeltsin who sent. the tanks to defend gim, has been
arrested. the tanks to defend gim, has been arrested
Oil-industry won't join to Yeltsins General
source: RIA (Russion press agency)
30 of 180 armed vehicles heading to Tallinn "has
broken in border"
Russian parliment surrounded by Yeltsin supporters.
Blockades around it made of overturned trucks and barbed
wire and anything they can find
Finn-sov travel agency (main gateway to SU) has
gone to bankrupcy
Troops currently not acting against protesters
EEC just announces demands that Gorbatschov is put
back in power
source : Finland Radio - Noon news. Armed
vehicles and army units continue going toward Leningrad.
Baltia is under complete army control
Viktor Alsnis' solution to the problems of ussr:
1. Remove Mikhail Gorbachev from the presidency.
2. Abolish the presidency altogether. 3. Create
a "Committee of National Salvation.". 4. Outlaw
all polical parties--including the Communist Party.
5. Grant the rpublics a limited degree of autonomy--but
only. within the framework of a strengthened SU.
Permit no secession. 6. Crush all secessionist
movements--with force if necessary. 7. Crack down
on all political movements and suppress all.
political debate, discussion, and dissent. 8.
Install a private market economy--at bayone-point if
necessary. 9. Then, and only then, make a
transition to multiparty. democracy and freedom
of expression. 10. Rebuild the Soviet military to
restore the reunified USSR. to superpower
status in the world. Alsnis is a hard-line communist.
that statement was made 3-4 months ago on the World Monitor.
Finland Radio : Armed vehicles have just
arrived to Tallinn. Tallinns' council will make their
decision abt General Strike in meating starting 4 pm GMT +
4. Estonian Peoples Body will have major meeting starting
5 pm GMT + 4
20.000 demonstrators at the russian parliament now
Paratroop unit has joined Yeltsin; Unconfirmed
info is that one whole unit had turned to Yeltsin. Moscow
city consil will try to stop armed vehicle colonna movin
Gorby has been brought to moscow late last night
Gorbys presense in Moscow has been confirmed by
commitee. source : Finnish Radio. Gorby was flied to
Moscow from Army Base in Crimi
Thousands of demonstrators in Leningrad (unconfirmed).
Armed forces approaching Kiev (unconfirmed). last two
IDFradio == Israeli defence force radio ?
Approximately 180 armoured vehicles and tanks are
on their way to Leningrad, where a crowd of 100 000 people
is said to have gathered to demonstrate. Source: Finnish TV.
The tanks are said to have left from KGB's division in
Vitebsk, and from the army's division in Pskov. In moscow,
the number of tanks protecting the Russian Federation
Parliament building is said to be 40.
TASS: Starting tomorrow, USSR citizens will not
be able to buy foreign currency. Associated Press: Jenajev
confirmes: Gorbachev in Moscow.
The Mayor of Leningrad, Anatolyi Sobtjak, condemns
the takeover and urges the people to civil disobedience.
Japanese Prime Minister: USSR situation
The EC now plans to cut support for the USSR.
Associated Press: Last item mistaken - no
confirmation by Jenajev as to Gorbachev being in moscow.
AP now reports that Yanayev has denied rumours of
Gorbachev's presence in the Kremlin. He says that Gorbachev
is still at his vacational residence at the Crimean Sea,
suffering from high blood pressure. Judge for yourself!
Gorbas' ilness is "high blood pressure" - AP.
All telephone, air and sea connection are operative again,
but cause telephone overload placing call will take 2 to 3
200,000 citizens in Leningrad streets! 50,000 in
Moscow. Leningrad citizens led by Mayor. Tanks approaching
Leningrad. almost no violence as yet.
AP: withdraws reports that indicate gorbachev is in
moscow. AP: gorbachev still on the isle of krim
Jewish immigration from USSR to Israel continued
as usual today. Russian immigrants in Israel worried about
relatives in USSR.
It was said on radio that Gorbachev perhaps
meets leaders of some soviet republics soon
gorbachev probably allowed to meet heads of
parliament of the russian FSR
Dollar dropping: 1UDS=1.802DM ( 1USD=1.82DM
Stock market recovering somewhat from the worldwide
dip yesterday. CNN.
Australia: cuts USSR credit. Makes clear that
cold war is no longer acceptable. MMouse (australian, on
IRC): Australia also cuts aid and communications with USSR
parliament, Hawke says he is only interested in talking to
Soviet troops invaded radiostation in Riga, Latvia.
Broadcasting ceased at about 0400 this morning. According
to Latvian sources, one person died and another was injured,
when the army opened fire against a small bus, that was
trying to get through to. an area closed off by soviet
Confirmation about 1 dead, 1 injured (somewhat
Source: Finnish TV.
weather in Moscow: rain & cloudy....
BTW, for those who are interessted: the several
statements that were published by yeltsin and others on the
matter of the turnover of gorbachev can be read in Usenet
On MPR the director of "Connect US-USSR" said there
is already vodka on. the shelves and food. Did the hard-
liners hold back these goods? I. have heard many times
that they have been. This would passify many people!
News from WDR, 1.00 pm local time: In the SU the
resistance starts to form itself against the new rulers. A
correspondent from Moscow told that obviously parts of the
army share the position of yeltsin and the people. Public
protest raises. Especially younger people are not prepared
to follow the new government. In Moscow ca. 50,000 people
are demonstrating and support Yeltsin. Yeltsin demands in
a letter to the soviet parliament president to meet with
Gorbachev within 24 hrs. Gorbachev is supposed to be still
in a holiday home on Crim. Maybe Gorbachev will meet
leading members of the parliament today. A large number of
mine workers is on strike. The army shows its power with
massive movement of troops. The situation in the baltic
states is tensious [can one say 'tensious'?]
Moscow radio: Jenajev issued order prohibiting
Leningrad residents to resign their jobs.
Radio ffn one o'clock-news:
President Bush condemned again the inconstitutional
use of violence in the USSR. He warned the combination of
military and party to remove baltic governments.
about a dozen russian tanks are in front of the
russian parliament to protect Yelzin
There will be no economical aid from the US until the
constitutional order is errected again.
--> more see WDR
TASS: Starting tomorrow, USSR citizens seeking
to leave the country will not be able to buy foreign
not very many people follow yeltsinst(xDcall for
strike and protest. OPINION: There is obviously to much
information leaving the ussr. this indicates that the junta
probably has no effective controll over the media. TASS
seems to have published yeltsins bulletins yesterday.
soviet soldiers in germany: soldiers in germany are not
allowed to have radios capable of having western programmes.
.. (soviet soldiers, of course)
Officers Guarding Estonia are moving to local
soviet soldiers (continued)... up to 70% of the
soviet soldiers support Gorbachev. The problem are the old
Official statue of Yeltsins movement is huge
rocket shaped balloon in the top on parliament. Tank
colonna has stopped outside of Leningrad, there is no
information abt its further movements... Gorbas ilness is
officially defined as "high blood pressure and bad back".
Radio City News, Helsinki (source)
situation in moscow still not totally clear. some of
the soviet military has change to yeltsins side, but the
most of them just wait and see.
Israeli Defence Forces Radio 14:30 news update:
TASS: Starting tomorrow, USSR citizens seeking to leave the
country will not be able to buy foreign currency.
Demonstrators in Moscow and Leningrad: Demand restoration
of former government and the return of Gorbachev. The USSR
army in Estonia may refuse to use force against civilians.
* that's all from IDF *
Demos.su (SU uucp connection backbone to
internet) is still live and polling... Latest poll to fuug.
fi started 14:33 local... demos.su (uucp backbone of su
internet connection) is still alive and polling. Latest
poll on @fuug.fi started at 14:33 pm local
PLEASE STOP FLOODING THE ONLY NARROW CHANNEL WITH
BOGUS MESSAGES. WITH SILLY QUESTIONS. NOTE THAT IT'S
NEITHER A TOY NOR A MEAN TO. REACH TO YOUR RELATIVES OR
FRIENDS. WE NEED THE BANDWIDTH TO HELP. TO ORGANIZE THE
RESISTANCE, PLEASE, DO NOT (EVEN UNINTENTIONALLY). HELP
THESE FASCISTS! BEFORE SENDING SOMETHING TO SOVIET UNION
PLEASE. THINK TWICE (OR BETTER THRICE). THANK YOU! Vadim
Antonov. DEMOS, Moscow, USSR
Yeltsin demands meeting with Gorba and Janajev
within 24 hours. commitee has sended their minister of
foreign affairs is on his way to meet Bush. In Leningrad
in demonstration of over 100,000 in Winter Palace Park.
Tanks are confirmed to bee stopped outsind Leningrad
11:45 - 3 devision of the red army joined
3 divisions to Yeltsin is confirmed. source:
Radio City News 15:00 GMT+3 Helsinki, Finland
posted from firstname.lastname@example.org
man was reported killed in Riga by troops. during
the night Gorbachev has been flown away from the Crimean
to an unknown place.
European community will freezes all aid tu the
SU. Vice speaker of SU foreign office: Besmertnich (sp?)
is sick and is away for a few days...
arrest warrant had been issued for Boris Yeltsin.
It's the first time. The source of the report about arrest
warrent aginst Yeltzin is NBC
Finnish Information Service - telex news at 16:
00. EU emergency meeting friday (PM - or similar is level).
No, connection to Gorba... Miterand was tried to call him
200.000 demonstrators in Leningrad. 400.000 in the
capital of Moldavia
Yeltsin has defined his demands abt meeting...
3 divisions switching to yeltsin. 2 more commanding
officers switching to Y. Tanks blocking all the roads to
the Kreml. 2 officers switching to Y might be able to turn
their units to Y too (movement seen near parliamet). * end
of news *
Israeli Defence Forces radio 16:00 news update:
Schewarnadze warns from a civil was in USSR. * that's all
from IDF *
According to Finnish News Agencies, Gorbachev has
been flown back to Moscow. This information comes from an
aid to Boris Yeltsin.
IDF Newsbreak: edmund hmm. Elrond _LP_.
hmm swthrt. _LP_ Elrond. sorry guys! MY MISTAKE!
several cities support Jeltsin, among which
Leningrad. 'coup has failed in Leningrad'. KGB in
Leningrad supports city coucil
IDF radio 16:30 news update: Mayor of leningrad
says in the demonstration: Everything the comitee says
about Gorbachev's health is lies! Everything else they say
- also lies! Primakov: Gorbachev is in good shape, and is
safe (Interfax). Eye witness to demonstration in Moscow:
Great Demonstration, estimates 500,000 ppl in red square
(my opinion - a little exagurated...). Natto meeting to
discuss the USSR coup - tomorrow. * That's all from
IDFradio *. Coming up at 17:00 L.T. (in 10 min) - IDF
radio daily news report.
News update 17:00. EU _ ministry group going
over to Moscow during weekend (very high level)
new soviet leaders wrote a letter to Saddam,.
telling they hope cooperation can be extended
Yeltsin threats people obeying commitee with
court. Army : 3 unit under Y control; 2 more has offered
co-operation. 26 Mines on strike. Rika and Vilna
communication under army control. Tanks in Tallinn had
seated to local army bases and around one factor complex
(unknown purpose). *end of news*
Israeli Defence Forces Radio 17:00 news report:
Jenajev orders Yeltsins arrest. Estimated 150,000
demonstrators in Moscow. Yeltsin demands to meet Gorbachev.
calls citizens to oppose to new comitee. Official
announcement from comitee: Gorbachev is still in Crime (sp?
). Mator of Leningrad: Gorbachev is held against his will
by comitee. Speaker of Lithuanian President: If a puppet
regime is formed - the citizens will oppose and defend the
current regime. European foreign ministers: Aid to USSR
freezed partially. Will try to meet with Gorbachev. USSR
citizens seeking to leave the country will not be able to
buy foreign currency, beginning tomorrow. Stock exch.
around the world recovering from yesterdays crashes. *
That's all from IDFradio *
telegram news : The People Body of Estonia has
started their mass demonstration in Tallinn; City Council
is still in their meeting (started 16:00) - one of the main
purposes of the meeting is to decide Estonians' way to join
to General Strike - Fin News Ag
Explaining: USSR citizens will not be able to
buy foreign currency in USSR banks. Israeli console to
Moscow on the phone from Moscow: Saw the demonstrations,
has not seen any violence. Media in Moscow gives very
little info. to the citizens. * END *. Moscow TV
broadcasting a concert.... Almost no news reports there...
Bush in a press conf.: sends envoy to USSR to clearly
understand situation there. returns to Main, but will keep
in touch..... The american ppl supports the soviet ppl.
Straus (sp?) - new American ambasador to USSR.
AFP: Russian leadership orders people to leave govt.
building,. fears imminent attack by Soviet troops. (BR =
Bavarian Radio, Germany)
Bush: The reforms can't be stopped or withdrawn.
The support for Yeltsin is widespread. Bush: It's too
early to say what will become of the Middle East Peace
conference. There is no contact with Besmertnich.
At press conference Bush calls coup "illegal".
EC freezes economic help to USSR, so do USA + Japan
Bush: will not recognize the new regime, in the
USA like Yeltzin will continue to stand with
Bush: Will try to stand with Gorb. as Yeltzin does.
Bush: We're not threatening, this is no time for machoism.
Bush: What's needed is support for the people. Bush: We're
not going to turn our backs on the duly elected leader.
Bush: Thee new leadership can't solve the problems without
help from outside. Bush: No info on Gorb. safety
(opinion) Bush seems to be suggesting that economic
pressure will be sufficient.
Bush indicates having been in contact with Yeltzin
Bush: Strauss will be playing it by ear in Moscow.
Bush: US does not intend to legitimize illegal coup.
Bush: What is it about August?!
Bush: Going back on vacation but will closely monitor
Bush: Don't think we could have done anything to make
this event less likely
Bush: This must not become an East/West confrontation.
Bush: This is not an East/West confrontation
Bush: People are looking to the US for
Press conference over.
Bush: Don't want to set back any of the important
changes, particularly in East Europe
Head of Leningrad KGB has refused to cooperate with
new leadership. and denounced state of emergency. (told
to reporter of BBC)
Well, I have to go. Might join you ppl in a few
hours. Keep updated!
From Uzbekistan backing for the new 'leadership'.
From many other republics come reports of political
resistance and demonstrations. (BBC). Troops around Kiev.
Support from Kamtschatka (far east) for Yeltsin
Occupation of Lithuanian broadcasting station Kaunas
radio stations in many republics still are operating
Official from Russian parl.: Gorbachev will
return to moscow tomorrow. (not confirmed)
EC summit planned for Friday
Europe 1 radio station, from Moscow: New regime
not stable. Protest demonstrations in Germany. Gensher (sp?
) calls to stop economic aid to USSR.
No news at all about an arrest warrant against
Jenajev sent a letter to Sadam Husain promissing
USSR support. (unconfirmed)
BBC says whereabouts of Gorbatchov still totally
unknown. letter to Hussein was confirmed 1 hour ago by
dutch radio too
last item - Iraki info. agency....
RIA (Russ. news ag.?) reports attack on russ. govt.
planned for tonight
It's 17:30 MET DST.
Vice-Mayor of Moscow warned that there will be
an attack on the russian parliament tonight. several
commanders have told they will refuse to shoot at people.
government of Kazachstan just has turned against leaders of
the coup and demands info on Gorbatchov. New US ambassador
will not hand credentials no new junta. * end of news *.
more and more signs of further split in red army. EC will
also stop delivering food for the time being
even 'black baret' (OMON troops) have sided with
Yeltsin. they are high elite troops. in Leningrad troops
of interior department who vere supposed to be very
reliable have sided with the Leningrad mayor
It's 18:00 MET DST.
=====. = Copy of the message from KHOTIMSKI to
GUEST =. = nof 18:31 20/08/1991
=====. I am just from the demonstration. Yesterday the
coup committee banned all the meetings and demonstrations.
along with cut-off of all but nine Moscow newspapers.
Today many papers were. published as leaflets and
demonstrations did take place. The major one. had been
scheduled to be held at Manezhnaya sq., next to Kremlin,.
but the square was blocked by armoured vehicles and
soldiers (without. ammunition I dare believe). So that one
demonstration and meeting started. at noon by the House of
Soviets (Russian Parliament and current Yeltsin's.
residence), another -- at Tverskaya str in front of.
Moscow City Council (1 km from Kremlin). The latter joined
the former. at appr 2 pm, totally some 100 thousand people
attended (my estimation). Among spokesmen were President
Yeltsin of Russia,. the Veep Aleksander Rutskoy, former
foreign minister Ed. Shevardnadze,. former Gorbachev's
Chief Advisor Aleksander Yakovlev,. retired KGB Gen. Oleg
Kalugin and others. No attempts were made to dissolve. the
meeting. It is still unknown where President Gorbachev
is held. Rumors say he is. under arrest at Crimea resort
Pharos or at the Navy base in Sevastopol. His. personal
physician saw him on Saturday, when he was quite OK. The
key objects of Moscow are occupied by troops supported by
the tanks. and armoured cars, these squads do have
ammunition. As I have just learned, the Extraordinary
Committee issued. the order to arrest President Yeltsin.
On the other hand, Yeltsin's decree. claims the coup
members and those officials who obey their orders. the
state criminals, subjects to criminal prosecution. Last
news: the specnaz (special troops) are moving towards the
House. of Soviets to attack the residence. --from Moscow,
18:20 MT. denis. that last message was from IASNet, a
node in x25 in moscow. From Moscow, 18:20 MT. The specnaz
(special troops supporting the coup committee) is moving.
towards the House of Soviets - Boris Yeltsin's residence.
There is a danger of attack. Earlier today the coup
commitee issued an order to arrest President. Yeltsin.
(acc. to Echo of Moscow radio station) - D'
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12:01 PM EDT
It's 18:30 MET DST.
LONDON -DJ- U.K. Prime Minister John Major said
Russian President Boris Yeltsin informed him during a
telephone conversation that tanks were moving to the Soviet
parliament building where he is currently holed up.
Major, speaking to reporters outside his official residence
at 10 Downing Street, said that the Russian Republic's
president added that ''he believed he hadn't very much time
left.'' 12:21 PM EDT.
It's 19:00 MET DST.
Radio ffn - news at 7.00 pm local time :....
Soviet army probably plans an attack against russian
parliament. Yeltsin ordered women and children to leave
parliament area, men shall come to help defending parliament
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russian government plans a government in exile
for case of emergency. Today huindred-thousands protested
in USSR. Estland plans to declare it's independance for
today or tomorrow. *END OF NEWSHEADLINES*
It's 19:30 MET DST.
Norwegian tv : Schevardnadze held a speech a while ago
condemning the dictatorship. also, yeltsin said he thought
he would win
bis: Manipulated is and understatement.. I don't
think he is doing anything.
HELSINKI -AP- The Estonian parliament intended to
declare the. republic's independence from the Soviet Union
tonight, Estonian. Foreign Minister Lennart Meri said.
Meri told a press conference in Helsinki that the
parliament was. working on a declaration of independence
and an announcement was. expected later tonight. The
leaders of the Baltic republics of Estonia, Latvia and.
Lithuania have also given permission for the formation of
exile. governments in case the Soviet army removes the
elected governments. from power, Meri said. 1:14 PM EDT
It's 20:00 MET DST.
NEWS (8 pm. MEST) Radio ffn, private radio in
Germany: news. 'NEWS (8 pm. MEST) Radio ffn, private
radio in Germany: Radio ffn, Germany, at 7 pm: sorry 8pm:
(I don't know why , but I get the message '*** #report :
Cannot send to channel (from *.edu). I continue: Russian
president Yeltsin asked britain premier for supports.
Yeltsin thinks he has not much time any more. This night
soviet troups probably want to attack russian parliament.
The mood is becoming panic. Tanks are approaching from
north-east to the building. Yeltsin wants men defend
russian parliament, women and children leave the area of
russian parliament. *End of News-headline from private
Radio ffn, Germany*
News update : News update :
ATTENTION: If you get a 'Cannot send to
channel' from *.edu please ignore it! Finnish tv
says: prime minister pavlov resigned.. 'health' reasons..
forward to channel, please. from *WiZ*
Acording to officials Scandinavian Concil has
agreed to bring up human-rights in ESCM -meeting mid-
It's 20:30 MET DST.
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MOSCOW -AP- A Russian official said today that one
of the coup. leaders, Defense Minister Dmitri Yazov, was
being replaced on the. emergency committee ruling the
country. Vladimir Lukin, head of the Russian
parliament's Foreign Relations. Committee, said Yazov had
taken ill, and that his duties in the new. government were
temporarily being filled by Gen. Mikhail Moiseyev,. the
chief of the general staff. A duty officer at the
Defense Ministry Press Center said he could. neither
confirm nor deny the report. 2:34 PM EDT.
Update: 11:00 am PDT Dow: +2.24 100 tanks, 50
APC's on. move in Moscow. Lenningrad, Baltics report.
units moving too. Attack expected tonight, within hours.
Baltics. will be setting up governments in exile, plans
for declariation of. independance tonight. Ammo and gas
masks being spread by Yeltsin. supporters. Azerbajain
troops flown to Moscow. Gorbechev was. offically arrested
when he went to an airport to fly to Moscow. Late report,
the parlm. building first floor is mined, people. inside
are armed with auto weapons. KGB leader and the prime.
minister has resigned, no reason given, so has the minister
of. defence, heart problems stated. All three were
members of the. group of 8 on the committee who ousted
The backbone of SU Internet uucp connection is
still alive... It's last poll started 21:36... The head of
demos moscow (coonection hq) asks people to think at least
twice before sending mail to SU, since the connection is
slow get easily overloaded. News update, Finland News
Agency, 22:00 local (GMT+2+DST)
It's 21:00 MET DST.
Moscow is under limited movement rules after 23:
00 Moscow time. Yeltzin has said, that KGB and army troops
in Russian are under his control
Radio ffn NEWS at 22h GMT+2
Yeltzin proclaims, that he'll stay in charge as
long as the new commitee tries to rule
This night limited movement rules in Moskow
(see Sco). Probably attack against russian parliament THIS
NIGHT. *end-of-news* (see Scofield-News)
The Degree on Independence of Estonia will take
place tonight. Riga is waiting for attack to Riga radio&tv;
tonight says Mr Meri (Ambassabor of Estonia). * end of
news * Telex news will follow in 30 mins. In case of
"normal" developement of situation, major updates will take
place once an hour to 24:00 local and after that every 2
PARIS -AP- Russian Republic Foreign Minister Andrei
Kozyrev said. that the Soviet Union's largest republic
would form a. government-in-exile if the junta that
overthrew Soviet President. Mikhail Gorbachev stays in
power. Kozyrev met today with French Foreign Minister
Roland Dumas and. issued ''a call to western public
opinion and governments to condemn. the coup d'etat ...
demand the return of the legitimate president. ... and
lend assistance to all democratic forces.''. Kozyrev
also met Hubert Vedrine, French President Francois.
Mitterrand's spokesman.He was to travel to Washington
tomorrow for. talks with U.S. officials. 2:54 PM EDT
Shawn: something like that.. If itcomes to shooting
the civis or supporting Yeltsin, I suspect the troops will
Soviet troops have attacked against 2 Latvian
*mao_SWF3* doesnt work and have leave now,
want to phone to caucasus tonight; my news
from SWF3 was: Yenyaev doenst know about parliament.
attacking plans (he says) and wants to inform
himself and stop any. such orders. BYE
COPENHAGEN -AP- The Latvian parliament Tuesday set a
deadline of 6. a.m. local time tomorrow for Soviet forces
to vacate buildings they. occupied in the country, or the
government would call a general. strike, said Latvian
Foreign Minister Janis Jurkans. 2:46 PM EDT
News update : Ministers of 12 EU member
countries have decided to stop all help to SU before EU
high-level meeting friday
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Moscow banks have disagreed goverment banks
denial to sell foreign currency to SU citizens. Intourist
(SU goverment travel agency) doesn't see any reason to
delay scheduled tourist flights to selected holiday sites
in SU. *end of news update*. source : Finland News Agency
- Telex News Compilation no 7. Vernoshkaya Bank
(govermental bank) has prohibited sellin of all foreign
currency to private SU Citizens. After the demand of The
Mayor of Moscow, Moscow banks have agreed to continue
It's 21:30 MET DST.
#choo# hello. In order to keep irc in Israel, we need
everyone who cares to give a short comment about it's
educational benefits, or one self-experience examples.
write to : email@example.com (please help)
the following is an english transliteration of the
letter Yeltzin read to the group of people yesterday....
cronos!Metaphor.COM!eli. From: eli@Metaphor.COM (Eli
Lauris). Newsgroups: talk.politics.soviet. Subject: RE:
Yeltzin's letter. Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Date: 19 Aug 91 18:40:58 GMT. Sender: email@example.com.
com. Reply-To: eli@Metaphor.COM (Eli Lauris).
Organization: m4. Lines: 36. This is my translation of
the posting of Yeltzin's letter published in Russian.
transliteration by Ury Segal:
--------------------- To citizens of Russia,. In
the night of August 18, 1991 the duly elected president of
the country was. removed from power. Whatever the reasons
given for this removal, we are dealing with a right-wing,.
reactionary, anti-constitutional overthrow. In spite of
all difficulties borne by the people, the democratic
process in. the country has taken an increasingly deeper
dimension, irreversible nature. The peoples of Russia are
becoming masters of their fate. We have severely.
restricted the rights of unconstitutional organs, including
party organs. The leadership of Russia took a decisive
position toward the Union Treaty. Our position on this
issue allowed quick conclusion of negotiations, agreement.
with all republics and setting the date for its signing --
August 20, 1991. This development of events aroused the
anger of reactionary powers, led them. to irresponsible,
adventurous attempts to solve difficult economic and.
political problems by force. There were already previous
attempts at the. coupe d'etat. We believed and continue
to hold that such methods of force are unacceptable. They
discredit USSR before the entire world, undermine our
prestige in the. world community and return us to the era
of cold war and isolation of Soviet. Union from the rest
of the world. All this compells us to declare as
illegitemate the so-called Committee that. came to power.
Accordingly, we declare as illegal all decisions and
actions. of this Committee. We are sure that local
authorities will strictly follow the constitional laws.
and directives of the president of Russian Federation. We
call upon the citizens of Russia to give a determined
response to the. perpetrators of this Putsch and return
the country to normal constitional. development. It is
absolutely essential to allow the president of the country
Gorbachev to. address the people. We demand immediate
convening of the Regional Conference. of People's Deputies
of the USSR. We are absolutely certain that our
compatriots will not allow the disgraceful. and
unscrupulous perpetrators of the Putsch to establish a rule
of lawlessness. We call upon the armed forces to show
their civilian conscience and not to. participate in this
reactionary overthrow. Until these demands are fulfilled,
we call for a general unlimited strike. We don't doubt
that the world community will objectively judge this
cynical. attempt of right-wing coupe d'etat. President of
RSFSR (signature) Yeltzin, B.N. Chairman of SM (?)
(signature) Silayev, I.S. Executive (?) of the Chairman of
Supreme Soviet of RSFSR (signature).
Khasbulatov, R.I. the english translation was posted to
talk.politics.soviet, if you have access to USENET. i also
have some wire reports (that were also posted to talk.
politics.soviet, if you'd like me to dump those on the half-
hour, or whatever)
News update, BBC world service, 23:00 GMT+2+DST
It's 22:00 MET DST.
News update from Radio ffn, germany at 22 h
Moscow is under limited movement rules starting
now. All ppl outdoors will be arested till morning, ppl
without ID for 3 days. Orders of Gorba's arresting came
from 3 leading KGB Generals, and he was arrested in airport,
after denying to sign his resign... He was under hold of
KGB at Crimi. Atmosphere in Estonia is tensing, since
people are waiting for armys action. Army ordered ppl to
remove all barricades before 23:00. *end of news* source
was BBC world service
Now News from Radio ffn, Germany: In the
leadership of soviet army seems to be a quarrel. News
agency INTERFAX sais that Yasow has resigned. and also the
chief of KGB. In Germany lots of people protested.
*Wumpus* hm, american press spells it Yazov, he's the head
of the armed. forces. INTERFAX SAIS, he resigned.
*End of News from: private Radio ffn, Hannover, Germany*.
*Wumpus* that means the head of the KGB and the armed
forces are gone, so the. only one of the 3 major
coup architects left is Boris Pugo, the. Interior
Minister. I have no further information now
Yazow's resign was absolutely denied by the
spokesman of the new comitee (was on the news)... The news
abt Yazow's resign was published by "Moscow Echo",
"intependend news agency" Judge yourself ! Moscow on_line
! update ! Red Square and front on parliament are very
heavily populated in rainy weather... Limitations to free
movement were _CANCELED_. There in much less women and
clidren outdoors now that yeasterday. more and more people
are coming to red square and to front of parliament...
people are seem to come streets later than yeasterday. ppl
are very optimistic, all-night guards will be in front of
parliament all night, however ppl don't believe to use of
army power against them... In Moscow in one independend
radio, which has become the leading source of information
to counter movement. However in Moscow, there is no news
from Estonia/Baltia. *end* source : Finnish press attachee
of embassy in moscow. that was on_line interview from
It's 22:30 MET DST.
Estonian parlament has declared Estonia a free
country (from the USSR). Happened 25 minutes ago.
Radio ffn- NEWS
It's 23:00 MET DST.
Midnight News, Fin News Agency, 24:00 GMT+2+DST
(Moscow time). Estonia has declared themself to
Resigned: Yasov and KGB-chief (repeated).
Yeltsin has declared himself to director of Su
till commitee will resign. Yeltsin believes, that :
ZK-buraeu declared this report as FALSE
a) army won'y attack civils. b) revolution will
be over in 4 days. Thecoslovagia (hmm ?) has send 6,000
men-in-arms to SU borders
Estonia is independant
Sweden has opened their borders to SU people
62 soviets denied travelling back from Kiel
(FRG) to SU
*end of headline news*
*more news at midnight in Germany from Radio
Sweden has stopped processing any asylum requests
from USSR-people. Ie, nobody will be sent back. The Swedish
government is preparing for refugees from the Baltic states.
There is no confirmed sign about army units
obeying Yeltzins order to all army and KGB units to stay or
return to their home bases.
U.K.'s ITN Reports Automatic Gunfire Near Russian
Parliament 5:12PM EDT (no details available yet)
The Russian White House baracades are being
battered by about 10 APCs, some shots are being fired up
into the air from APCs and solders. People are leaving the
square, and the building are safe. The militia is standing
by, so are the people, they seem to be milling back and
forth. (CBS Live)
Estonia declares full independence from the Soviet
Union, to take place with immediate effect [ITN]
It's 23:30 MET DST.
shots fired at russian parliament from direction of
USA embassy [ITN]
People on the square are ready for re-make of
"bloody Peking" if nessecery. (source : Here Moscow;
on_line interviews of people on square and around
parliament). "We try to stop tanks with bare hands if we
have to, and we'll let them mash us, before we'll leave" -
Sat 1: Oberbuergermeister von Moskau hat den
Putschisten das Wasser. in ihren eigenen
Wohnungen abgedreht. Translation:
12 tanks reported to be moving towards russian
parliament after gunfire [ITN - just now]
the mayor of moscow has shut off the water
supply to the junta's. homes
from SAT.1 (privat TV-Station, Germany)
"Pavlov is ill" - source radio Moscow (sovjet
commentator : "means 'Heart-attack'")
US Embassy blocked off by large trucks. Western
media locations are being used by military units. Military
spot light flashing around, three single shots fired just
now. 21:59 GMT --- Regia - The Latia parlm building has
been taken over by armed soviet troops according to rep. of
Latia in Washington. No shots were fired.
It's 0:00 MET DST.
24.00 NEWS from ffn
(no news broadcast in Finland this time)
(nothing new in the 24.00 NEWS from Swedish Nat.
People in the Russian building are very worried. CNN
not sure what the flashes are. Constant announcements in
the Russian Parlianment building that tanks are approaching.
Man found shot dead near the U.S. Embassy building.
NEWS from Radio ffn: Gisbert Mossek, radio
reporter in the house of parliament in Russia, reported
No reports heard of deaths or injuries at teh Russian
with disturbance, because in the house was
switched of lights. because an attack of a KGB-special-
troup is expected every time
"Gunfire heard downtown Moscow" - BBC
commentator in Moscow
Next hours will bring decision. He said, that
perhaps first people outside was killed by guns. gunfire
From PBS - Radio Liberty is still being
broadcast to Moscow, 4 tanks loyal to Yeltsin is still in
position on the other side of the moscow river.
tanks are coming nearer to parliament building
Correction, make that 8. Four on each side of
the main ave. to the russian parlm.
*This was the main information from Radio ffn
News at 24.OO GMT+2, a german private Radio*
CNN has taped weapon fire now.
*More news at 1 GMT+2 or earlier*
Time to go. CNN signing off.
Baltian nations have declared 3 ambassadors with
rights to collect refungee goverments in case on emergency -
Fin News Agency - Telex News compilation 8
I want my server to have a /hush command..
Special news update ! Sovjet parliament is
under tank attack... dead peoples all around !!!
sco: YOUR SOURCE !!!! ?
*end of news* - source Finland News Agency 01:22
am Moscow time
no information about it, yet
MOSCOW -AP- A news report said one person was shot
and killed and. several injured early today as armored
vehicles crashed through the. farthest barricades guarding
the Russian parliament building. The independent radio
Echo Moskva, quoting the Russian republic's. RIA news
agency, said one person was killed in an exchange of.
gunfire. It said several people were hurt, including one
who was. run over by a vehicle. There were no details
immediately and no independent. confirmation. 6:13 PM EDT
How do I change windows??
It's 0:30 MET DST.
I just missed another special update on 98.8MHz
anyone got it ? Was it same in swedish ?