Sergei Filatov, left, who was on Boris Yeltsin's team, listens, while Boris Nemtsov, the leader of Russian opposition party Parnas (People's Freedom Party) speaks at a memorial to three men killed in ... more 
Sergei Filatov, left, who was on Boris Yeltsin's team, listens, while Boris Nemtsov, the leader of Russian opposition party Parnas (People's Freedom Party) speaks at a memorial to three men killed in the August 1991 hard line Communist coup attempt during a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the failure of the coup in downtown Moscow, Russia, Monday, Aug. 22, 2011. Twenty-years ago, a group of Kremlin conspirators tried to stop U.S.S.R. President Mikhail Gorbachev's reforms and hold the empire together. A robust Boris Yeltsin foiled the coup, rallying democrats from atop a tank. Since then, the Soviet Union has disintegrated into 13 separate countries, Gorbachev was thrown out of power and Yeltsin was elected the first freely-elected president in Russian history. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Mikhail Metzel
Mon, Aug 22, 2011 6:06 AM EDT