Rutskoi appeals for end to 'hatred'

Alexander Rutskoi, the former vice-president, freed from jail last week under an amnesty, defended last October's armed uprising against Boris Yeltsin but called on Russians to bury hatred, Reuter reports from Moscow. In his first statement since his release from Moscow's Lefortovo prison, Mr Rutskoi attacked 'irresponsible windbags and dishonest politicians and journalists' who, he said, had twisted the truth about the clashes in Moscow.