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December 7, 1992 Vol. 140 No. 23

THE WEEK 22

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COVER: A Miracle Wrapped in Danger

Democracy, however primitive, has come to Russia. Now its leader is contending with the adversities of nature, economics and politics, and the outcome has immense implications for the world.

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POLITICS: Holding Russia's Fate in His Hands

In a country that lacks democratic institutions to ensure the future of reforms, the President so dominates the political landscape that as Yeltsin goes, so goes the nation

40

OPPOSITION GROUPS: The Dark Forces

Those who want to turn back the clock are gathering strength

42

POLICY: A $2 Trillion Wish List

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