If it happened once, do not think it cannot happen again. The shocking images of angry mobs jumping over barricades, pushing police and storming the U.S. capitol last week, outraged much of the world. Surprisingly, these chaotic images looked remarkably similar to scenes I had filmed in Soviet Russia during the 1991 coup when hardline conservatives sought to to overthrow Russia’s first democratically elected government. That coup also failed, as well as the next one, in Moscow in 1993. The multi-day drama led to the historic dissolution of the Soviet Union and victory for Russia’s budding democracy. …

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