Flashback: 1991 Soviet press credential

In 1991, I obtained this USSR government-issued press credential in Moscow just after the botched coup attempt to oust Mikhail Gorbachev as the Soviet leader. CNN President Tom Johnson and I teamed up with our Moscow-based colleagues to snag the first post-coup interviews with Gorbachev, Boris Yeltsin and other Soviet leaders, including the foreign minister, defense minister, and the KGB chief. Great fun.

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