25 years after the fall of the Soviet Union, Gorbachev discusses the betrayal that could have led to a bloody civil war

Gorbachev: Treachery killed USSR – BBC News

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev blames “treachery” for the collapse of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in 1991 in an interview with the BBC 25 years after the collapse of the communist superpower.

[BBC – Treachery killed USSR, Russia’s Gorbachev tells BBC]