To Our Readers: Oct. 18, 1993-

WHEN JOHN KOHAN, OUR MOSCOW BUREAU CHIEF, moved into his apartment on Kutuzovsky Prospekt in 1988, he was pleased by its proximity to his office, just across the street. Little did he realize that his sixth-floor flat, on the opposite side of the Moscow River from the White House, now Russia's parliament building, would provide a window on history -- not once but twice. In 1991 Kohan watched reformers, led by Boris Yeltsin, defy a communist-led coup from barricades in front of the 19-story White House. Last week, camped out overnight in his living room the better to keep an eye...

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