Former minister named the internal reason for the collapse of the USSR

Former Foreign Minister Ivanov: the USSR collapsed due to the lack of a plan for the transition to a market economy

Former Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov said that the collapse of the USSR occurred not because of foreign policy, but because of economic problems within the country. He named this reason in an interview with Kommersant.

As Ivanov noted, despite the popularity of the first and only president of the USSR, Mikhail Gorbachev, he lost popular support due to socio-economic policies and empty counters.

“I believe that these are internal problems, primarily related to the economy. We actually did not formulate, at least I did not see or hear it, a clear plan for the transition from a one hundred percent centralized Soviet economy to a market one. There was a spontaneous collapse, which led to what it led to, “said the ex-Foreign Minister.

Earlier, the head of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, Gennady Zyuganov, called for Gorbachev to be imprisoned for the collapse of the country. According to the politician, Gorbachev “crossed out the will of the peoples to live in a single Soviet country,” for which 77 percent of citizens voted.

On December 25, 1991, Gorbachev resigned. On December 26, the Council of Republics of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR adopted a declaration on the termination of the existence of the USSR.