Advice From Two Old Pros

In the midst of Russia's crisis, TIME contributor Hugh Sidey talked with Richard Nixon, and contributor Christopher Ogden interviewed Mikhail Gorbachev, who was on a visit to Calgary, Alberta.

RICHARD NIXON

ON THE U.S. AND YELTSIN: Without our help, ((he)) will certainly fail. The choice we have here is between Yeltsin with his weaknesses and an alternative. Having met all the players, I can say there's not one of them that would not be worse. They are strong men and they are able men, but all of them would slow down economic reforms. ON RUSSIAN LAW: The constitution is just a...

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