1992 Photo Contest, People in the News, 1st prize

Yuri Lizunov


01 January, 1991

Shaken, but not (yet) defeated. President Gorbachev and his family leave the plane that has flown them back to Moscow from the Crimea. What should have been a holiday turned into a nightmare when they became hostages as eight hard line communists made their bid for power.

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Yuri Lizunov

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