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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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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.

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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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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.

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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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