Love It or Leave

Bolstered by the referendum, Russia's President talks tough

HEADS WILL ROLL! SO PROMISES BORIS YELTSIN IF officials in his government continue to oppose his reforms. In a nationally televised address 11 days after his strong showing in a national referendum, Yeltsin declared that those who do not share his aims "should simply leave," and called for new parliamentary elections by the fall. The President's prediction of a battle with the parliament over his new draft constitution, which would scrap the conservative Congress of People's Deputies, was immediately fulfilled: parliamentary leaders presented their own rival draft, specifically designed to limit the President's powers.

Meanwhile, hard-liners and security forces continued to...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!