CIMUN Chronicle / Article / 1994

USSR Denying a Coup


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The Soviet Union may have a coup on its hands.

There are rumors Boris Yeltsin walked into the Supreme Soviet of the Russian SFSR committee with a disturbing announcement: there is a coup. In a speech to the committee,  President Boris Yeltsin allegedly stated, "This is war!... It's not time for diplomacy!"

In light of this, President Mikhail Gorbachev has been replaced by the Vice President. The state's official story about the whereabouts of President Mikhail Gorbachev is that he is in poor health and therefore resigned as president. The representatives from the Russian government did not expand on the nature of his illness. There is suspicion, provided by a reliable source, that Gorbachev was kidnapped.

The Russian government still denies there was a coup and that Mikhail Gorbachev was kidnapped, saying, “There is no coup and there was no violence. This is the most uninteresting thing that could have happened.” However, numerous sources have definitively said there was a coup.

"The Russian military is closing in on their position. "There may have been a coup," said a reliable, although anonymous, source when asked what happened. Another source confirmed this fact. 

When asked if there was a war, a delegate replied, "Not yet, but soon."

With Gorbachev possibly taken into custody, a war seems inevitable. The same delegate later confirmed, “There was a coup. We’re starting a general strike led by [Boris Yeltsin] to resist the people doing it.”