Boris Yeltsin: May God Help Us

While preparing for the summit and the opening session of the new parliament, Boris Yeltsin responded to written questions from Moscow bureau chief, John Kohan. It is Yeltsin's first exclusive interview with an American publication since the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Q. What are the prospects for reform in Russia, given the opposition in the parliament?

A. The elections showed once more that the majority of voters are against the return to a communist utopia and support free enterprise and a diversified market economy. There are differences over the question of how to carry out reforms and at what speed,...

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