On 20 August 1991, following the hard-line Communist putsch in Moscow, Alain Peyrefitte comments in the French daily newspaper Le Figaro on the reasons behind the forced removal from office of Mikhail Gorbachev, President of the USSR.
Source:Le Figaro. 20.08.1991, n° 14. 615. Paris: Le Figaro. "L'espoir brisé", auteur:Peyrefitte, Alain , p. 1.
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