The Organization for the Liberation of the Soviet Republics (Also known as the Anti-Soviet Resistance and the Soviet Liberation Movement) is a group formed in 1991 to combat the Soviet government that seized power during the August Coup. The Resistance is supported by the United States and Western Powers, who, despite legally recognizing the Soviet government, feel that the Coup was unnecessary.
On August 19, 1991, A Group of Renegade Hardlners seized control of the Soviet Government, in order to restore the Communist regime that had been displaced by Mikhail Gorbachev.
Most of the Leaders, Including Boris Yeltsin, were arrested for their actions and either confined to their homes, or, sent to prisons in Siberia. Despite their arrests, most of the politicians elected began fighting the Soviet Government, led by Yeltsin. On September 2, 1991, the Russian SFSR met in secret to pass the Dissolution Act (Known to some as the Pact of Federation), formally dissolving the Russian SFSR and the Soviet Union itself, leading to creation of the Russian Federation. Over the next five days, the resisting republics began to also declare an end to the Soviet Union and establish their own governments to lead them.
With the Governments finally pledging to leave the Soviet Union, they formally unified, at the request of Boris Yeltsin, on, September 7, 1991, signing the Unified Soviet Declaration of Independence. The resistance group, still having people inside the Soviet power structure, infiltrated the government to learn the location of Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin. Once they were found, the leaders were smuggled out of the country (Operation: Skyhook) and re-settled in the United States.
In 1992, the Group began forming a military division. Their armies, navies and air forces rivaled those of the Soviets, thanks to strategic planning and training from the United States and rogue generals. What was meant to be a conflict to re-incorporate the fallen Baltic republics, became a civil war in which the resistance openly engaged the Soviets in the battlefield and even in the capital itself.
Many of the generals and soldiers fled Russia as did the governments to avoid capture. The decision-making bodies settled in the United States while the soldiers took refuge with the diaspora that was leaving the country. The bodies gained access to the New Union Treaty and some have considered keeping the country intact and declaring it the next Soviet Constitution. This has become more popular due in part to the European Union.
In 1997, the Resistance adopted an official flag for international meetings and diplomatic conferences. The Soviet flag was modified with two stars replacing the Communist symbol. Russia's Tri-Color and other symbols had been used, but the parties had been embarking on a new flag. The Coat of Arms has yet to be replaced.
In 2014 the Resistance began staging a series of protests inside the Soviet Union, joining the 1.5 Million Crimeans already displeased with the reforms.
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All the Governments-In-Exile from each Soviet Republic are a part of the organization.
List of Heads of State
Each Head of State has served two nine-year terms and is elected every eight years.