16 May 2012, 01:11
Do you support the objective/goals of the Gang of Eight? Discuss.
16 May 2012, 02:55
I support the goals of the Gang of Eight but I certainly don't support how they tried to achieve it. The failed coup precipitated the end of the USSR and gave some sort of impetus to the anti-socialist forces.
16 May 2012, 03:58
For their time and given the circumstances they faced, I support them 100%. It's a shame they didn't try something earlier (they had been plotting on and off as early as summer 1990).
16 May 2012, 11:12
No, communists aren't puchists.
They should have armed the masses instead of using a few unrealiable divisions to somehow try to preserve "Soviet power".
16 May 2012, 11:20
There was no other way, in my opinion, at that moment. The only criticism I can give them is that they were way too late with their attempt to save the USSR. It was necessary however, to at least try something, considering the way Gorbachev was destroying Socialism in such a fast way. So yes, I absolutely support them.