Photobook “Belavezha Accords of December 8, 1991. The crush of the USSR” is confined to the 25th anniversary of the Belovezha Accords – the Treaty, which set the starting point for a new era.

This photobook is unique by its nature, as long as it reflects the history of the Soviet Union collapse in an unusual manner – by photos, which show the real description of the events, which preceded the crush of the USSR. On the pages of the photobook are depicted all the events, which concussed former Soviet Republics: Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan.

It should be mentioned that some of the photobooks are equipped with the video module, outlining the First President of the independent Ukraine, and also the signatory of the Bilovezha Accords – Leonid Kravchuk’s comment on the events, which preceded the signature of the Accord.

This photobook is not only a glorious chronicle of the history as a historical memory, but also a wonderful present, looking through which you open something new for yourself again and again.

Uniqueness of this photobook may also be explained by the fact that they were published in a limited edition – only 500 books and just 100 books with video module.

The photobook “Belavezha Accords of December 8, 1991. The crush of the USSR” was published in two languages – English and Ukrainian in order that everybody could see and feel the history of Ukraine

Section 1. “ Perestroika and crisis of the Communist regime in the USSR”

  • Start of the political crisis in the USSR
  • Chernobyl disaster of 1986
  • The earthquake in Armenia
  • The war in Afghanistan
  • Protests and revolutions in countries of Eastern Europe, Baltic countries and former Soviet Republics

Section 2 “ Military coup of the State Emergency Committee”

  • Soviet coup d’etat, as an attempt to preserve the former situation in the Soviet Union
  • Introduction of a state emergency in USSR
  • Massive rallies and protests in different cities of Ukraine and Russia

Section 3 “Belavezha Accords and the crush of the USSR”

  • Holding of the All-Union referendum on saving the reformed USSR
  • The All-Ukrainian referendum on independence on December 1, 1991
  • Signature of the Agreement creating the confederation of the Commonwealth of the Independent States
  • Major events in Ukrainian history since gaining its independence

Belavezha agreement - Leonid Kravchuk comment