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Ex-Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the Belarusian SSR Stanislav Shushkevich named the culprit of the collapse of the USSR. According to the politician, Gennady Burbulis, First Deputy Prime Minister of Russia in 1991-1992, pulled the trigger for the collapse of the USSR. He expressed his opinion in a commentary to Lente.ru.
Burbulis suggested the phrase “the USSR as a geopolitical reality and a subject of international law ceases to exist,” Shushkevich noted.
According to the former chairman Of the Supreme Soviet of the Byelorussian SSR, Burbulis's words made a huge impression on him.
“Then I realized that [the leaders of the RSFSR and the Ukrainian SSR, Boris Yeltsin and Leonid Kravchuk] and I were aiming at making an important decision and that we needed to be very serious think over how to implement it, “the politician said.
Earlier, former President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev said that a quarrel arose between former President of the USSR Mikhail Gorbachev and the first head of the Russian Federation Boris Yeltsin after signing of the Belovezhskaya agreements.
Meanwhile, the former chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the Byelorussian SSR Stanislav Shushkevich, who participated in the development and signing of the Belovezhskaya agreements, said that during the work We drank cognac over the text of the policy without a snack. At the same time, the work on the text of the Belovezhskaya Agreements was carried out in a creative atmosphere. According to him, everyone then “had some kind of fantastic hobby.”
The Soviet Union ceased to exist on December 25, 1991. Then Mikhail Gorbachev, in an address to citizens, announced his resignation from the presidency. Before that, the representatives of the RSFSR, Ukraine and Belarus signed the Belovezhsky agreement on the termination of the existence of the USSR and the creation of the CIS.