Naina Yeltsin responded to the statement about the attempt of the husband to flee because of the coup
EKATERINBURG, 20 Aug — RIA Novosti. The widow of the first President of Russia Naina Yeltsin called nonsense statements by former Vice President Alexander Rutskoi that Boris Yeltsin during the August 1991 coup “went to a three-day binge, and several times tried to flee to the American Embassy.”
Previously, Rutskoi said in an interview with the newspaper “Moskovsky Komsomolets” that during the coup, “did not allow Yeltsin to disgrace and to flee to the American Embassy” and “risking their lives”, brought Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev from foros in the Crimea Moscow. Rutskoi since 1991, was Vice-President Yeltsin, but in the conflict of 1993, they were on different sides of the barricades.
“For me, and Rutskoi, and (in 1991-1993 the head of the Supreme Soviet of Russia Ruslan) Khasbulatov — people who do not have faith. Many betrayals and lies on their conscience that it is impossible to seriously deny the nonsense that they spread”, — stated in the message of the widow of the first President, issued the “Yeltsin-center”.
“But then I thought that not all young people know what happened in the days of the putsch 91-go year, when the country attempted coup,” — said Yeltsin.
She said that all three days of the putsch — 18-21 August 1991 — the first held with their grandchildren at home in one of the security staff, and then in the apartment with her daughter.
I was very worried about Boris. Knowing his character, you knew he would be with the defenders of the White house until the end. Otherwise, simply could not be! Then, much later, those who were in the White house, wrote in his memoirs that the security service, in the case of the storming of the building, wanted to take Boris to the American Embassy. But he flatly refused. Otherwise, it could not be. The husband was a very brave man and in difficult situations, always took the brunt. So it was in politics, and in life.Naina Ельцина12фотографий12фотографий12фотографий
“Boris Nikolaevich, unfortunately, can not answer those who lie. However, I think if it would be they were afraid to so blatantly lie”, she concluded.
Earlier, first Deputy Executive Director “of the Yeltsin centre” Lyudmila Telen said RIA Novosti that, according to the memoirs of one of the security guards, Yeltsin offered in case of danger use the special exit from the White house, which allowed him to circumvent the cordon, but he refused.
On the night of August 19, 1991, senior Soviet leadership who disagree with the policy of reforms of President Mikhail Gorbachev and the new Union Treaty that created the state emergency Committee in the USSR (GKCHP). This date entered the history of the state as the August coup. In this day held an attempt to remove Gorbachev from the post of President and to change its course.
A few dozen tanks are very close to the House of the Supreme Council and the government of the Russian Federation on Krasnopresnenskaya embankment in Moscow (White house). Resistance to the coup was headed by the President of the RSFSR Boris Yeltsin and the Russian leadership. Yeltsin signed decrees in which the creation of the emergency Committee were qualified as a coup attempt, and Federal authorities, including the use of force, was reassigned to the President of Russia.