Former Cleared American Guard Gene Blackwell’s New Book “Mutiny in Moscow” Recounts 1991 Refusal of USSR Troops to Fire on Pro-Democracy Russian Citizens

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Recent release “Mutiny in Moscow 1991 And I Was There” from Page Publishing author Gene Blackwell is a compact history of the underreported military mutiny during the changing of the guard from the communist USSR under Mikhail Gorbachev in Russia, to the democratically elected government of Boris Yeltsin.

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Gene Blackwell—a former ad-man, turned Houston PD sergeant, then a Texas-based private investigator, who spent six years as a special agent through the United States for the president of Mexico, Jose Lopez Portillo—whose work as a Cleared American Guard in the USSR, serves as inspiration for his new book “Mutiny in Moscow 1991 And I Was There”: the retelling of his brush with history as the USSR lost control over the Russian Federation through demonstrations in the street that were almost prevented before they could take root.

“Myself and four or five other Cleared American U.S. Embassy Guards found that the protests in the street and the crumbling government’s attempts to quell them, made for the perfect opportunity to take photos on the streets we were otherwise forbidden to document,” Gene Blackwell reflected when asked about his work. “We found, during those dreary three days of uncertainty deep behind that dark Iron Curtain of Soviet Mother Russia, that all hell had broken loose all over Moscow. But the several of us, off duty, were sitting in the Belgrad II Hotel, listening to the chaos on the streets through open windows. That was when we knew it was our chance to document the mutiny.”

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Gene Blackwell’s fascinating work documents the remnants of the Red Army, including paratroopers and tanks, as they joined the pro-democracy protesters and protected them from any USSR backed attacks.

Throughout the text, Mr. Blackwell has included the photographs of burning buildings, toppled anti-tank barriers (crumbled under the tanks that were sent to attack but were then repurposed as defenders of the protestors), and other individuals from his time in this chaotic moment in history.

Mr. Blackwell also reprints the work of controversial Soviet sympathizer, Vladimir Pozner, whose accounts of the events surprisingly reinforce the information presented by Mr. Blackwell.

Readers who wish to look behind the tearing down of the Soviet Iron Curtain can purchase “Mutiny In Moscow 1991 And I Was There” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.

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