Yeltsin vows to pay overdue wages
Thursday 26 December 1996
Mr Yeltsin said in a radio address that it was essential that the government start paying state workers and retirees who have gone for months without cheques. "I know how hard life is for Russian families," he said.
The broadcast came as the President's predecessor, Mikhail Gorbachev, described Mr Yeltsin's ascent to power a "triumph of boorishness", and his administration as "dangerous people", in an interview published yesterday in the daily Nezavisimaya Gazeta. AP - Moscow
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