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Russian deputies want to sue Gorbachev

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUA group of deputies of the Russian State Duma have submitted a request to the Prosecutor General to perform an investigation of events that had led to the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Russian legislators hope this investigation will ultimately lead to a launch of criminal prosecution, including the prosecution of Mikhail Gorbachev, writes Izvestiya newspaper.

In their request, deputies emphasize that in the referendum, USSR citizens had expressed their wish to maintain territorial integrity of the Soviet Union. However, the people who were in power at the time performed illegal activities that resulted in the collapse of the Soviet Union.

The group of deputies also reminds that there was a criminal case launched against Gorbachev on November 4th, 1991. However, the prosecutor general who led the case was forced to end it on the next day. Supposedly this decision was made under pressure from Gorbachev.

Gorbachev is accused of forming a State Council of USSR and taking charge over it, even though the Constitution of the Soviet Union had nothing on the formation of this type of institutional power. It was this State Council that recognized the independence of the Baltic States. However, according to Russian legislators, even constitutional institutions of that time had no authority to make such decisions.

Russian deputies who submitted the request to investigate the fall of the Soviet Union are Yevgeniy Fedorov and Oleg Denishenko of United Russia party, Ivan Nikitchuk and Mikhail Degtyarev.

‘What is important is that fact that there still has not been any legal assessment of the country’s division,’ – says Degtyarev. ‘We continue to experience consequences of events of 1991. People in Kyiv keep dying and will keep dying because Kremlin had made the decision to ruin the country so many years ago.’

In their request, deputies note such ‘crimes’ do not have an expiration date, and Gorbachev does not have diplomatic immunity of any kind.


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  1. Linda says:

    Russian government seems to be living a dream of madness. I can categorically say that the indigenous populations of the Baltic States and other ex. occupied nations have NEVER wanted to be in the Soviet Union or in any Russian empire of any description. The Soviet Union would have disintegrated eventually without Gorbachev’s unwitting aid as the empire run by Russians was morally BANKRUPT. Get a grip Russia before you become the laughing stock of the world. A third rate power with nuclear weapons.

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    • The Historian says:

      Also, it’s unbelievable how History is treated like in George Orwell’s 1984. Ukrainian new illegal government is anti-Soviet, and wants nothing to do with Russia, yet they wanted to keep Crimea, against its population will, a region that was offered to Ukraine, by Kruchtchev, precisely, in the context of the Soviet Union? What is this? Selective Anti-Sovietism? No shame at all? No pride, no honour, no nothing.

      And I should remind you all, that the Soviet Union was not a Russian Empire. Stalin was not Russian. Was Georgian. And the already mentioned Kruchtchev was not Russian. Was, what a surprise, Ukrainian. Learn your History. Soviet Union allowed Georgian and Ukrainian citizens to step into the leading of one of the most powerful nations that ever existed. And in the 1990’s and 2000’s people made fun of Ukrainians, in Western Europe, because they had superior educations, and still worked on the construction business. Yes, the West that you think loves you so much. Wake up!

      Ironically enough, two Russians, Gorbatchev and Ieltsin, were the architects of the Soviet fall. Not Ukrainians, or any other non-Russian citizen.

      Be truthful, for the love of the Gods. Enough with the propaganda.

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  2. The Historian says:

    The desintegration of the Soviet Union was one of the most anti-democratic, anti-juridic, and purely terrorist events of History. The populations voted massively “Yes” on a referendum, stating they wanted the country to endure. Gorbatchev is a social criminal, that is a fact. However, the other Soviet structures, and politicians, cannot, our should not, wash their hands out of this. The KGB should have done something, that’s what they were paid for, and that’s why they had such power. This action is symbolic, but still, I applaude it. Russia became the laughing stock of the word after the fall of the Soviet Union. Drunken Ieltsin feeling his secretaries behinds, and offering the country’s blood to the same corrupt fellows that undermined the Soviet system. Pathetic. Even for a non-russian, like me. As for the ex-soviet non-russian nations, well, it’s a shame they forget that all their education, all their achievments regarding this, and many other areas, were due to the Soviet regime. Free health, free education, free infrastructures, etc, etc. And it’s pathetic that some – not all! – citizens of Ukraine, and other Eastern European Nations, have, as great project in life, to become servants of the USA, and their first-deputy, the European Union, where I live.

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