CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

YELTSIN AND HIS CRITICS VIE FOR THE TITLE OF LAW-AND-ORDER CHAMPION

VLADISLAV LISTYEV BECAME A posthumous cult hero in Moscow in less than a week. At his funeral Saturday, March 4, thousands of mourners piled his grave with mounds of mimosas, roses, carnations and spruce boughs. As thousands more continued to arrive in Moscow's historic Vagankovskoye Cemetery and place flowers beside the crepe-trimmed portrait of the TV journalist gunned down in the stairwell of his apartment building, they were sending Russia's leaders a powerful message. This callous murder, like no other, has demonstrated to every citizen that President Boris Yeltsin and the men in the Kremlin are facing forces beyond their control....

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