Aug 19, 2012
By Paul Tadich
Russian opposition leaders have joined hundreds of people who gathered in Moscow today to remember those killed during the failed Soviet coup more than two decades ago.
They drew a comparison between the Communist hardliners who tried to overthrow Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev in August 1991 and the current Kremlin leadership under Vladimir Putin.
Anti-Putin protest leader Alexei Navalny was among those who placed flowers Sunday on a memorial to the “defenders of Russian democracy” who died while resisting the coup.