News Boris Berezovsky was found dead at home last year

Moscow is trying to seize assets in Serbia allegedly belonging to the late Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky, in an apparent attempt to claim some of what may be left of the fortune of Vladimir Putin’s once bitter foe.

Russia's power deal at mercy of intrigue

Kremlin crisis: Fragile agreement to share power between President, Prime Minister and parliament

Russia's reckoning: Clinton relief as Yeltsin stays put

PRESIDENT BORIS YELTSIN's statement that he would not resign and would not dissolve the Duma was greeted with relief in Washington, where President Clinton and his Cabinet paraded the decision to go to Moscow next week as a show of support for Russian reform. Mr Clinton, speaking in Martha's Vineyard where he is on holiday, said that it was especially important for the US to support Russia when it was in difficulty.

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Russians consider rule by coalition

Kremlin crisis: Yeltsin's chosen Prime Minister meets parliamentary leaders after President back-tracks again

Yeltsin defended in wake of rouble crisis

The speaker of Russia's upper house rallied behind President Boris Yeltsin and Prime Minister Sergei Kiriyenko, dismissing opposition calls for them to resign over the country's financial crisis.

Yeltsin praises Prague Spring

PRESIDENT BORIS Yeltsin recalled the "Prague Spring" yesterday as an attempt "to escape from ideological dogmatism and lies", while Russia's Orthodox Church leader called for reconciliation among people of the former Soviet bloc.

Chubais called to help with IMF

BORIS YELTSIN'S unpopular economics adviser, chief privatiser, and election mastermind, Anatoly Chubais, has returned to the Kremlin to help Russia out of its fiscal crisis. Less than four months after being fired in a government clear-out, Mr Chubais was yesterday appointed as the president's representative in crucial negotiations with the International Monetary Fund.

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Baptism of fire for the new PM

IMF quibbling brings Russia's financial crisis to boiling point and hands weapon to President's foes. Phil Reeves in Moscow reports


As the Russian President prepares to visit the G8 summit in Britain later this month, critics are left wondering just how much longer Boris Yeltsin can remain in power

Envoy seized

Envoy seized

Yeltsin choice for PM enters political fray

THE 35-year-old neophyte whom Boris Yeltsin has hurriedly thrust on to the world stage as his chosen prime minister enjoys dangerous combat sports, but today's bout is likely to be an exception. The odds are that Sergei Kiriyenko will get a bloody nose in the first round of his confirmation battle with Russia's parliament.

Yeltsin fights to put cabinet back together again

BORIS YELTSIN's lonely quest to persuade parliament to accept his green-horn nomination for prime minister entered its third week yesterday with few signs that a swift end is near to the limbo that has engulfed the Russian government.

Yeltsin's man tries to make a good fist of it

Phil Reeves in Moscow sees the prime minister-designate sparring with destiny

Yeltsin avoids clash on choice for PM

MOSCOW (AP) - The Russian parliament's lower house yesterday postponed the vote on Boris Yeltsin's nominee for prime minister after the President offered lawmakers a face-saving way out of a looming showdown.
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