Friday, 23 November 2012
Radio Moscow, 19th August 1991
"The First Decision issued by the State of Emergency Committee"
19th August 1991 / 1107GMT
14.5Mhz (Approx. It was only a little radio with a not very accurate dial.)
Another one from one of my cassettes. I recorded this on the first day of the August Putsch, a coup attempt (19-21 Aug 1991) which although short-lived is widely considered to have contributed to the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
Instead of their normal programming Radio Moscow were broadcasting classical music which they'd interrupt occasionally to give this message.
More info on the coup on wikipedia.