SEEING IS NOT BELIEVING

BORIS YELTSIN APPEARS BRIEFLY ON TV, WHICH DOES LITTLE TO QUIET WORRIES ABOUT HIS FUTURE--AND THE NATION'S

AFTER A WEEK IN ISOLATION IN MOScow's Central Clinical Hospital, Boris Yeltsin finally made a public appearance, of sorts, last week. The Russian President, who was hospitalized two weeks ago for the second time in just over three months for what was described as "an insufficiency of oxygenated blood to the heart," showed up on the evening news in a 40-sec. video clip produced by the Kremlin. Dressed in a blue, green and white track suit, the pale, puffy-faced President sat slumped in a chair next to Prime Minister Victor Chernomyrdin. In a slurred speech, Yeltsin explained that he "wasn't feeling...

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