The bullet went to the sky

The bullet went to the sky



In 1990, 7 in November (25 years ago), an assassination attempt was made on the last USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev. Alexander Shmonov, a resident of the Leningrad region, tried to live for the life of the head of state. Historians are still wondering whether the attempt was real. Mikhail Sergeyevich himself in one of the interviews already in our time said that the attempt was more likely a dramatization in order to intimidate him.

Shot Shmonov on Red Square during the last in stories country demonstrations in honor of the 73-th anniversary of the October Revolution. Shmonov was convinced that Gorbachev was responsible for the death of people in Tbilisi in April 1989 of the year and in Baku in January of 1990. But the gunman didn’t work and the unarmed police officer neutralized this man. By profession he was a fitter, he worked at a factory in Kolpino and lived with his family in a hostel. In any case, the terrorist in it, none of the friends and especially the security services could not make out.

True, a year before the shooting in Red Square, he went to the November demonstration in Kolpino with a self-made poster "Direct popular elections of the head of state on an alternative basis!". And six months before the arrest, he sent a letter to the Politburo of the Central Committee of the CPSU demanding a referendum on direct elections, a market economy and a multiparty system. Then he printed and posted leaflets with the words: "Ladies and gentlemen, I ask you to kill the leaders of the USSR!"

Immediately before the assassination attempt, Shmonov quit his job, bought a gun and made an edge of it. And in the capital he went to Red Square with a column of demonstrators.

Shoot began when the stand was about 50 meters. Shot twice and missed. The police officer managed to grab hold of the barrel and lift it, so that the next bullet went to the side.

Ulik against Shmonova enough. Besides weapons in his pocket he had a newspaper clipping with a schedule of movement of the secretary general. But Shmonov himself did not deny guilt. It turned out that he was still in a psychiatric hospital in the seventies, but by chance he was not registered later.

One year after the failed assassination attempt, the Moscow City Court recognized Shmonov as mentally ill and sent him to a special hospital. There he spent five years.

Coming out of the hospital, Shmonov wrote and published a brochure "How and why I shot the leader of the totalitarian state M. Gorbachev." And a year later he tried to run for deputies in St. Petersburg, but the election commission was eliminated because of strange signatures in support of the candidate candidate.
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  1. Finches 13 November 2015 09: 21 New
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    It’s a pity! It’s a pity that the dude did not grow together .....
    If Vladimir Semenovich is slightly corrected, then:

    "If it weren’t for, I would walk then
    Also a hero ...! "
    laughing
    1. Andrey Yuryevich 13 November 2015 09: 37 New
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      if I had the opportunity, I would have named a street or even a square in honor of Alexander Shmonov ... sorry he didn’t get there. crying
      1. Sashka 13 November 2015 10: 06 New
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        No, well, the idea with the tagged one was sensible, but he himself was clearly not in his right mind .... So you went too far from the street. Good day. hi
        1. Now we are free 13 November 2015 10: 43 New
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          Actually about the subject, a very talking video about how it was in 1991 ...
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        3. vladimirZ 13 November 2015 17: 18 New
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          No, well, the idea with the tagged one was sensible, but he himself was clearly not in his right mind ....
          - Sashka

          This crazy man, Shmonov, didn’t shoot at Gorbachev, he shot at the USSR, dissatisfied with his sick mental imagination, the ordinary Soviet life, in which he had to work in order to win honor and respect in society.
          This is the main thing that none of those discussing and the author of the article noticed.
          There were many such sick people, whose place in the psychiatric hospital, in the USSR, and interestingly for some reason, quite healthy people listened to them.

          But Gorbachev had to be removed from the leadership, in the very first years of his reign, as soon as he began a course on betrayal of the USSR.
          And in the 90th year this Judas was already written off a political figure, moreover, written off by his true masters from the USA, who made another bet on his other puppet Yeltsin.
      2. Sasha 19871987 13 November 2015 10: 40 New
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        Of course, it’s bad for people to wish evil, but because of this ... they still die a million a year ...
        1. volot-voin 13 November 2015 11: 16 New
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          Quote: Sasha 19871987
          Of course, people want evil

          So then people ..
    2. Mitek 13 November 2015 09: 58 New
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      I will not be original, but it’s a pity that they did not fail.
    3. volot-voin 13 November 2015 10: 14 New
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      Quote: Finches
      If it weren’t for, then I would have walked
      Also a hero ...! "

      He is the real hero. To whom it is weak to grumble on Humpback? The whole country dreamed that he got, rooting for him). Well missed, with whom does not happen sad
    4. veteran66 13 November 2015 21: 57 New
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      As in Trofim’s song: “It’s a pity, Fani Kaplan missed”))))
      1. Finches 13 November 2015 22: 23 New
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        But with Fani Kaplan and Trofim, and you got excited ....!
        1. veteran66 13 November 2015 22: 47 New
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          Quote: Finches
          But with Fani Kaplan and Trofim, and you got excited ....!

          no, I'm quite meaningful ..
  2. Vladimyrych 13 November 2015 09: 24 New
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    What is so unsuccessful then ...
    And then how could it turn out good
    1. Good me 13 November 2015 09: 34 New
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      Quote: Vladimir
      What is so unsuccessful then ...


      But for us, the whole period from the end of 80x, right up to the beginning of 2000x, evolved, to put it mildly (well, oooh-h-mu softly), unsuccessfully ...
  3. marinier 13 November 2015 09: 33 New
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    Good time of the day Dear!
    Gliadia, for which he created 4, this is the agent with the Great Country, sometimes
    There is no time machine.
    4 that would be the case 4 rewind and make corrections, 4 would have found a bullet
    your addressee!
    In this case, this is a renegade !!!.
    1. Andrey Yuryevich 13 November 2015 09: 40 New
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      Quote: marinier
      Good time of the day Dear!
      Gliadia, for which he created 4, this is the agent with the Great Country, sometimes
      There is no time machine.
      4 that would be the case 4 rewind and make corrections, 4 would have found a bullet
      your addressee!
      In this case, this is a renegade !!!.

      smile Entoni, why are you so worried? wink Gorbachov you have a hero and not a traitor!
      1. Good me 13 November 2015 10: 00 New
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        Quote: Andrew Y.
        Entoni, why are you so worried? Gorbachov you have a hero and not a traitor!

        Logically, the marine guard of the Netherlands, for such statements, and in general, for their presence at the VO, should be “hooked,” “interested guys.” And from our side ...

        Either "Madness of the brave, we sing a song," or Entoni, some banal Anton, who squeals, squinting under a foreigner, and fools us.
        1. Corsair 13 November 2015 10: 56 New
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          Quote: Good I
          Either "Madness of the brave, we sing a song," or Entoni, some banal Anton, who squeals, squinting under a foreigner, and fools us.

          laughing with a broken-down keyboard? Apparently the letters H, L, I, F, and some others do not plow him ... But how else to understand the respected
          1. Good me 13 November 2015 11: 29 New
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            Quote: Corsair
            laughing with a broken-down keyboard?


            Apparently, with a broken head ...

            That’s what you want, think, write, but I don’t get the feeling that it’s someone who is completely RUSSIAN-speaking, so “breds us” ...

            Maybe there is someone, on the site, who is more or less tolerably clumsy in Dutch, in order to communicate with the “Marine from the Netherlands” directly, to dispel doubts and suspicions?

            If it is confirmed that he really is who he claims to be, I will be the first to publicly apologize ...
  4. vladnn2015 13 November 2015 09: 33 New
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    Any terrorism is an impasse branch of development!
    1. sa-zz 13 November 2015 09: 43 New
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      I agree, but I would like to add excerpts and accuracy to Shmonov.
    2. Good me 13 November 2015 09: 49 New
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      Quote: vladnn2015
      Any terrorism is an impasse branch of development!

      For a terrorist individually, terrorism in general, a state practicing terrorism, YES ...

      But for the USSR, that shot of a lone terrorist could set a different development vector. And who knows where we would be now, if a hunchback was killed, then ...
  5. Sober 13 November 2015 09: 37 New
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    I don’t even want to joke.
  6. Baron Wrangell 13 November 2015 09: 44 New
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    Narodovolets! you do not know how not to start, otherwise such a thing has messed up!
  7. Grim Reaper 13 November 2015 09: 45 New
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    At 90m it was already late. 5 years to rewind.
    1. volot-voin 13 November 2015 10: 21 New
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      Quote: Ecilop
      At 90m it was already late. 5 years to rewind.

      It was just right. There was both the KGD and the army of the USSR - forces capable of putting a lock in the country and planting traitors.
  8. Turkir 13 November 2015 09: 53 New
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    Last president, last secretary general, last ... here you can insert any word that does not have a positive characteristic.
    A man who betrayed everything and everyone.
  9. Vladimir K 13 November 2015 09: 55 New
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    Do not exaggerate the role of personality in history. Everything went to the collapse and the advent of the golden calf. The elite mutated, so the death of Gorbachev could not affect the course of history.
  10. maikl50jrij 13 November 2015 09: 56 New
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    Yeah! Then we were totally unlucky in anything ... Straight "witchcraft" what! Looks we are not adapted to such actions. repeat
  11. njvlin 13 November 2015 09: 57 New
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    It’s a pity that missed, the air would be cleaner. For this fascist henchman, the land has been crying for a long time!
    1. Good me 13 November 2015 10: 32 New
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      Quote: njvlin
      It’s a pity that missed, the air would be cleaner. For this fascist henchman, the land has been crying for a long time!

      It will bend, cremate, shoot ashes from a cannon, as was the case in the old days in Russia with renegades and impostors.

      He has nothing to lay in the ground, which he sold ...
  12. Johnny51 13 November 2015 09: 58 New
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    Yes shit, sho cop did not let hit! BRING !!! Then the people at his side were torn from their hands: “Give me! .. Give me, I’m a bastard !!” .. Well, how can I get there, and even from 50 meters ?!
  13. lukewarm 13 November 2015 10: 00 New
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    It is a pity that it did not grow together. But the hero from the asshole of the "terrorist" does not follow. A bustling fanatic, which by the way is typical for carriers of the liberoid idea. And he didn’t want to bang him at all for the acts committed by the failed deceased. Although it would be symbolic - the law of negation of negation in action laughing
  14. Vladimir Pozlnyakov 13 November 2015 10: 01 New
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    Quote: Andrew Y.
    Quote: marinier
    Good time of the day Dear!
    Gliadia, for which he created 4, this is the agent with the Great Country, sometimes
    There is no time machine.
    4 that would be the case 4 rewind and make corrections, 4 would have found a bullet
    your addressee!
    In this case, this is a renegade !!!.

    smile Entoni, why are you so worried? wink Gorbachov you have a hero and not a traitor!


    In addition, there are 13 Monarchies in Geyrop, given the Order of Malta. Who is stopping you from shooting your monarchs and politicians! As the mattresses say, "We know that he (Gorbachev) is a scoundrel, but this is our scoundrel!" and don’t get to hell with our politics! How are you, dear, Entoni, take care of your litter commission on the Malaysian "Boeing" or idiotic politicians who support the sanctions against Russia! And put your unlimited opinions in the PDO == poo!
  15. Papapg 13 November 2015 10: 01 New
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    By himself, Gorbachev did not grow up to the head of state, and even such as the USSR, he still did not understand who he really was, the Kremlin dreamer, and, intellectually, the assistant to the combine operator. He wanted to change the horse without getting off her. Now it’s even difficult to determine which of the two is “more worthy” of Yeltsin or Gorbachev, but many millions of people have brought evil and misfortune, and at the same time opportunities. Well, as they say - time will put everything in its place. There would still be a man who would explain all this to him, otherwise he is still a "hero."
  16. Aleksandr2012 13 November 2015 10: 30 New
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    By that time, his death would have decided nothing. The country has been ruined over the previous five years!
  17. vair 13 November 2015 10: 37 New
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    Quote: Johnny51
    Yes shit, sho cop did not let hit! BRING !!! Then the people at his side were torn from their hands: “Give me! .. Give me, I’m a bastard !!” .. Well, how can I get there, and even from 50 meters ?!

    Actually, 50 meters for a hunter with a smoothbore is quite working, but there was a sawn-off shotgun. So, he had practically no chance to get there, but for sure.
  18. Reptiloid 13 November 2015 10: 52 New
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    Was Yeltsin already on the way? Was there a person in the circle who was able to lead the country in a different way?
    It’s a pity for the “terrorist.” A man with a hesitant soul did not realize that he was fighting not with a person, but with a process from across the ocean.
  19. guzik007 13 November 2015 11: 18 New
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    The bullet went to the sky.


    Nothing, has already passed the top point and is coming back :)
  20. Ivan Tartugai 13 November 2015 11: 23 New
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    In the seventies and eighties, it was not possible for an outsider to get into the column of demonstrators. Long before a stranger approached Red Square, i.e. a person not previously declared and not included in the list of participants in the demonstration will be definitely identified and taken out of the column.
    And here an outsider, even with a sawed-off shotgun, hung himself in a column, and even in that column, which runs fifty meters from the mausoleum tribune, i.e. the left-flank column, which is controlled more than other columns by employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the KGB.
    True, this was the case in the seventies and eighties, which I myself observed. In the nineties, one could already fit into the column, as there were more “democracies”.
    All this was most likely a staged show with an attempt on the "humpbacked".
    1. Ivan Tartugai 13 November 2015 11: 44 New
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      Wrong, wrote "left-flank column", and rightly "right-flank column"
  21. cap
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    The figure of Gorbachev is certainly ambiguous, contradictory in words and deeds.
    His only "merit" is that he surrendered the USSR without a fight, that is, he betrayed the People and the Party whom he served.
    You won’t envy him. The sick old man. Let him die quietly in his new homeland. Let him be buried there. They will definitely not bury in Russia. Most likely they will be cremated. In our memory, he will remain as "dear Mikhail Sergeyevich." Let everyone decide for himself and how dear he is for himself. I am convinced that the Nobel medal, he, as a man of honor, bequeaths to Putin V.V.
  22. Army soldier2 13 November 2015 12: 35 New
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    Quote: Papapg
    By himself, Gorbachev did not grow up to the head of state, and even such as the USSR, he still did not understand who he really was, the Kremlin dreamer, and, intellectually, the assistant to the combine operator. He wanted to change the horse without getting off her. Now it’s even difficult to determine which of the two is “more worthy” of Yeltsin or Gorbachev, but many millions of people have brought evil and misfortune, and at the same time opportunities. Well, as they say - time will put everything in its place. There would still be a man who would explain all this to him, otherwise he is still a "hero."

    Still how mature! The people always have the leader they deserve. Forgot how everyone was moved, how young, fluid and modern he is. How did the creative intelligentsia thank "for a sip of freedom"? How were they touched that in the word “ringing” he stresses not the first syllable, but the second ?. As it turned out, we don’t need the army either, because “new thinking” (with emphasis on the first syllable)?
    Then the massacre began on all the outskirts, by their word, by the word ... Remember how he wrote: "Comrade Lansbergis, I ask you to cancel acts that do not comply with the USSR constitution."
    And then they decided to exchange one father for another and went to defend the White House. It all happened before my eyes. In August 1991 of the year among my acquaintances, only I did not have the White House defender award. Everyone was proud, and who was with a fool, and who was not. And now they refuse to remember it and they lower their eyes.
    Of course, I am against terror, but ...
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  24. Michael S 13 November 2015 13: 31 New
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    The fact that Alexander Shmonov did not succeed in filling up the “tagged” one is regrettable for me - Gorbachev earned a hole in his head (and not even one), oh he deserved, for everything he did to the country. But the question is, what motives did Shmonov move? Judging by his statements, he is still a noble liberal and a "fighter with a totalitarian regime", i.e. in essence, Shmonov, with the stupidity that was characteristic of all liberals, wanted to overwhelm his "fellow", and even with useless methods (if there were a rifled edge and not a smooth barrel, it would have hit). Conclusion: no matter what the liberal undertakes, everything is very bad! So do not make a hero out of Alexander Shmonov.
  25. rfv0304 13 November 2015 13: 46 New
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    No matter what motive the beautiful impulse moves !!! His intuition is not bad. Sorry for the poor accuracy. Yes, even a policeman. There would be a shoulder framed for emphasis.
  26. v.yegorov 13 November 2015 17: 10 New
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    Obviously a sick person, general secretaries are not killed from a sawn-off shotgun. Or a staging, someone
    grabbed a star on the shoulder strap. Yes, no matter with the consent of Gorbi, to raise the rating.
    Who there found out that flew into the sky.
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  28. moskowit 13 November 2015 22: 02 New
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    The shot was clearly an act, a manifestation of the position of the individual. It is clear that not a single sane person who shot a shotgun of a hunting rifle at least once fired a full version of a hunting weapon at least at bottles or tin cans will shoot at such a distance with a "jacan". Rave!!! And I liked it ... The actions of the policeman who lifted the barrel ... Double Bullshit !!!
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