Bear Hugs All Around

In the wake of Clinton's saxophone summitry, his advisers claim that everyone came away happy. But the President's work may have only just begun.

The President of the U.S. traveled through the snows of Moscow to the dacha & where an empire had been unmade. The sumptuous three-story house is called Novo Ugaryevo, and it was there in April 1991 that Mikhail Gorbachev negotiated the far-ranging reforms that four months later triggered the coup against him: the coup that brought on the Russian revolution that wiped away the Soviet Union and brought to power Bill Clinton's host, Boris Yeltsin. Last week, as trees and fencing glowed with lights marking the Russian new year, saxophone music floated out of Novo Ugaryevo.

The American President had already...

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