The norms of life lost their value and had no proper substitution this resulted in clashes, strikes and growing crime rates.
During 1985 1991 the Soviet Union lost this feelings and did not know what exactly they are supposed to do with the with of speech, choice of religion, the right to strike and have multicandidate elections.
What Gorbachev wanted was the integration of the Soviet Union into the modern life through democracy, market economy and free enterprise.
And thought all of these were good, the country was not ready for this dramatically rapid changes and the Soviet Union collapsed for it did not have its base anymore.
Gorbachev had many hopes that did not realize in reality and the spiritual rebirth of the nation did not happen as it could not happen so fast.
Perestroika, basically was a special program designated to reconstruct the economical, political and social formations of the country.
Gorbachev was confident that the country needs two major components to become truly democratic perestroika and glasnost(when all the facts concerning anything happening in the country become known to the citizens of the country).The crisis began and by 1991 it had serious consequences.Liberals with Boris Yeltsin propagandized even more modern changes compared to Gorbachev.The collapse of the Soviet Union was one of the most scandalous events of the XX century.And the period from 1985 to 1991 became the critical period for the existence of the whole gigantic powerful country. The reasons of the collapse Though Gorbachev made the Soviet Union Change: the Soviet forces were withdrawn from Afghanistan, the Cold War came to its end and other event still something went wrong. There was no one general attitude to the new reforms.Yegor has a very creative family, as two of his grandfathers were writers and war-heroes. Among the bourgeois theories Adam Smiths theory with its concept of the market, of the market world, his liberal picture of the world of course, had the most influence on Yegor .The name of his grandfather Arkadiy Gaidar is known to every single person coming from any of the ex-Soviet Union countries. Describing what was the situation in the country like in October 1991 Gaidar says that it was absolutely impossible to understand what was do-able in this type of situation and no one was able to take full responsibility for this very situation.Some of them wanted to come back to Stalins totalitarian because they at least knew what to expect from it.In other words, Gorbachev took away the traditional power bases in the party, economy, and society but did not replace them entirely.In August of 1991, a group of Communist Party hardliners frustrated by the separatist movement attempted to stage a coup.They quickly failed due to a massive show of civil resistance -- but the already-faltering government was destabilized even further by the attempt.