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  • The START II Treaty
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    The START II Treaty

    President Bush and President Yeltsin signed and exchanged copies of the START II Treaty, followed by champagne toasts during which the two heads of state walked about and touched champagne glasses with…

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  • President Yeltsin Interview
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    President Yeltsin Interview

    Mr. Ryazanov, a personal friend of President Yeltsin, interviewed the president on Russian politics as well as his personal life. The interview took place in the presidential country home…

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  • Russian Parliament Dissolution
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    Russian Parliament Dissolution

    Russian National Television carried President Yeltsin’s speech to the nation in which he dissolved the Congress of People’s Deputies (Russian Parliament) and the Supreme Soviet to be…

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  • Russian Presidential Address
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    Russian Presidential Address

    President Yeltsin addressed the nation on Russian Television to assure the citizens that those responsible for the communist uprising at the Russian Parliament will be punished. The address…

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  • Russian Presidential Address
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    Russian Presidential Address

    President Yeltsin addressed the people of Russia via a nationally televised speech to discuss his position concerning the recent vote of the Congress of People’s Deputies severely limiting his…

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  • USRussia Summit Final News Conference
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    U.S.-Russia Summit Final News Conference

    U.S. President Clinton and Russian President Yeltsin discussed their meetings during the closing news conference for their summit in Vancouver, Canada. Following brief opening remarks by…

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  • Russian Election Results
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    Russian Election Results

    In a news conference held for Russian and international reporters, President Yeltsin provided his perspectives on the results of the December 12 parliamentary elections. Ultranationalist…

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  • Russia Constitutional Issues
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    Russia Constitutional Issues

    President Yeltsin addressed the Russian people on Russian National Television concerning the new constitution of the Russian Republic. He stated that freedom to travel, freedom of the…

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  • Russian Presidential News Conference
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    Russian Presidential News Conference

    Russian President Yeltsin spoke in a news conference with journalists on the upcoming Russian referendum, in which Russian voters will vote their approval of President Yeltsin’s rule and on…

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  • Crisis in Russia
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    Crisis in Russia

    Russian President Yeltsin spoke to supporters prior to the vote by the Russian Congress of People’s Deputies on his impeachment. He spoke outside the Kremlin on a raised platform in front…

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  • Russian Election Reform
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    Russian Election Reform

    President Yeltsin spoke to remaining government personnel concerning the transformation of the Russian government into a bicameral system similar to the U.S. system. This comes in response…

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  • Crisis in Russia
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    Crisis in Russia

    Russian President Yeltsin warned his constituents about the growing movement against democracy in Russia in a televised address on the eve of the ninth Special People’s Congress of Deputies of the…

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  • Russian Media Issues
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    Russian Media Issues

    Russian President Boris Yeltsin discussed political and media issues with Russian media executives and newspaper editors. They focused on the upcoming national referendum to be held on April 25. Voters…

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  • Yeltsin Appeal to Voters
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    Yeltsin Appeal to Voters

    President Yeltsin appealed to Russians to vote in favor of the new constitution in the election on Thursday.

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  • Russia Constitutional Issues
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    Russia Constitutional Issues

    President Yeltsin spoke to reporters after meeting with the Russian Constitutional Commission on issues relating to political reforms in Russia. Issues brought up in his remarks included the…

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  • Russia Constitutional Issues
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    Russia Constitutional Issues

    President Yeltsin spoke in favor of proposed constitutional changes that would eliminate the position of vice president from the Russian government. He used the U.S. as an example of a…

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  • Russia Constitutional Issues
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    Russia Constitutional Issues

    Russian President Boris Yeltsin spoke in a news conference on Russian Independence Day, the third anniversary of the creation of the Russian sovereign state. In his remarks, the president…

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  • Russia Constitutional Issues
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    Russia Constitutional Issues

    Russian President Yeltsin spoke during a plenary session of the Russian Federation’s constitutional conference on the draft constitution prepared by the conference. In his remarks, the…

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