The Collapse of the Soviet Union (U.S.S.R.). Problems/Crises that led to the collapse Ch 19.5 CST 10.9.7. By 1985 Soviet society had stopped growing as a result of totalitarian policies banning political dissent. RESPONSES:
Problems/Crises that led to the collapse
RESPONSES: Hard-liners demanded Gorbachev’s resignation totalitarian policies banning political dissent.
Protesters appealed to Boris Yeltsin to oppose the coup
Yeltsin mobilized support against the coup
Troops refused to obey hard-liners
The coup failed and Gorbachev returned to Moscow.In August 1991, hard-liners staged a coup against Gorbachev.