A rainy night, the third night of the coup, just prior to my witnessing three
casualties. These tanks, sympathetic to the communist hard-liners, tried to push their way through the barricade made of trolley buses, which was less
than a mile from the White House. Protesters, standing on each side of the tunnel wall, began throwing Molotov cocktails into the tanks. Chaos ensued.
Moscow, August 21st, 1991.