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.

Morris reaches point of no return

PILKINGTON CUP FINAL: Nine years in the trenches have taken their toll of spirited performer; The popular Sale scrum-half tells Chris Hewett this will be his last big game - probably

Former Yeltsin hardliner dies

Nikolai Yegorov, former chief-of-staff to President Boris Yeltsin and a leading proponent of the hard line that led to war in Chechnya, died on Friday at the age of 45.

Russians woo Indian PM

Russians woo Indian PM

Bill and Boris sup in Helsinki: Boris Yeltsin

Today and tomorrow, the presidents of Russia and the United States meet to confront their countries', and their own, problems. We look at what they hope to get from each other

Russian reshuffle brings in liberal reformers

The Russian Prime Minister, Viktor Chernomyrdin, said he was forming a new government of liberal reformers in a reshuffle the Communist opposition branded "ruinous" for Russia.

Yeltsin names Chubais deputy

Boris Yeltsin last night laid the ground for further political confrontation in Russia by appointing his intensely unpopular chief-of- staff, Anatoly Chubais, as number two in the government.

Robust Yeltsin must find cure for Russia's ills

Seven months late, Boris Yeltsin in effect began his second term of office yesterday with a televised speech to parliament in which he finally signalled that he is back on active duty as the president of an angry, disorientated, and often lawless nation.

Yeltsin sacks security service chief

Boris Yeltsin, the Russian president, yesterday issued a decree dismissing Vasily Trofimov, deputy director of the Federal Security Service (FSB), for "gross violations in his work "as revealed by the Russian Auditing Chamber".

Korzhakov wins seat in Duma

Moscow - President Boris Yeltsin's burly ex-bodyguard, who has promised to reveal the secrets of the Kremlin, broke into politics yesterday by winning a seat in parliament.

Communists fail to oust Yeltsin

A long-shot Communist bid to oust President Boris Yeltsin for being ill failed in parliament yesterday. The Communists could not muster enough support to pass the resolution.

Yeltsin due to move home to recuperate

Boris Yeltsin was last night due to leave hospital and move to his residence outside Moscow where he will continue to recuperate from double pneumonia, his spokesman, Sergei Yastrzhembsky, said. But he declined to say when the President, who was admitted 13 days ago, would resume work in the Kremlin.

Yeltsin at work on his recovery

President Boris Yeltsin, recovering from pneumonia, had become more active and was working on documents, his doctors said. A bulletin released through the Kremlin said he was in a stable condition, with normal blood pressure, pulse and temperature.

Rivals jockey for position behind an ailing Yeltsin

Boris Yeltsin's return to hospital last night immediately revived concern about his fragile state of health and his long-term future as Russia's president.

Yeltsin holds out over Nato

The Kremlin is prepared to discuss relations with Nato but remains firmly opposed to the alliance's plans to expand eastwards, President Boris Yeltsin's spokesman said yesterday.

Russia 'out of Chechnya'

All Russia's Interior Ministry troops have left the rebel region of Chechnya, a top ministry official told the RIA news agency yesterday.
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