HEADING FOR THE SUMMIT: BORIS YELTSIN

AS HE PREPARES TO MEET CLINTON IN MOSCOW, BORIS YELTSIN DISCUSSES THE TRIBULATIONS OF DEMOCRACY

Boris Yeltsin seemed almost buoyant. He was not quite the man who hopped on a tank to denounce the would-be coupmakers of August 1991, but, reinvigorated by a Black Sea vacation, he still delivered a bone-crushing handshake that belied-as perhaps it was meant to-the persistent rumors of his declining health and drinking problems.

On the eve of both Russia's celebration of the 50th anniversary of V-E day and the latest superpower summit with Bill Clinton, Yeltsin came with a great deal to say, as well he might. He had just declared a holiday cease-fire-rejected by the rebels-in Russia's war with the...

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