Not So Fast, Comrade

Congress cheered when Boris Yeltsin promised last week that "the idol of communism" has "collapsed, never to rise again." But he'd better watch his back at home. Yeltsin's Vice President, ALEXANDER RUTSKOI, a hero of the Afghan conflict, openly opposes many of Yeltsin's reforms, derisively referring to the Russian President's aides as "little boys in pink shorts." Even as Yeltsin was meeting President Bush last week, Andrei Sidelnikov, a top Rutskoi aide and fellow war hero, was treating Washington to a different view, one thought to be shared by Rutskoi. Said Sidelnikov: "I don't see why I should give up the...

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