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{{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} Following the August 1991 Soviet coup d'état attempt, the State Council of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) (Russian: Государственный Совет СССР{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}), but also known as the State Soviet, was formed on 5 September 1991 and was designed to be one of the most important government offices in Mikhail Gorbachev's Soviet Union. The members of the council consisted of the President of the Soviet Union, and highest officials (which typically was presidents of their republics) from the Soviet Union Republics. During the period of transition it was the highest organ of state power, having the power to elect a premier, or a person who would take Gorbachev's place if absent; the office of Vice President of the Soviet Union had been abolished following the failed August Coup that very same year.<ref name="pravojustice">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>


State Council of the Soviet Union sections
Intro  Interstate Economic Committee  Dissolution of the Soviet Union  References  

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{{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} Following the August 1991 Soviet coup d'état attempt, the State Council of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) (Russian: Государственный Совет СССР{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}), but also known as the State Soviet, was formed on 5 September 1991 and was designed to be one of the most important government offices in Mikhail Gorbachev's Soviet Union. The members of the council consisted of the President of the Soviet Union, and highest officials (which typically was presidents of their republics) from the Soviet Union Republics. During the period of transition it was the highest organ of state power, having the power to elect a premier, or a person who would take Gorbachev's place if absent; the office of Vice President of the Soviet Union had been abolished following the failed August Coup that very same year.<ref name="pravojustice">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>


State Council of the Soviet Union sections
Intro  Interstate Economic Committee  Dissolution of the Soviet Union  References  

PREVIOUS: IntroNEXT: Interstate Economic Committee
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