RUSSIA: THE RIVIERA MAY BE GOOD ENOUGH FOR BORIS

THE RIVIERA MAY BE GOOD ENOUGH FOR BORIS

So when Boris Yeltsin retires, will he settle down in a comfy little dacha on the Black Sea? Au contraire, Pierre. Boris, it seems, is preparing for a luxurious retirement on the French Riviera. According to European sources, Yeltsin is the future landlord of the 100-year-old Chateau de la Garoupe, a rambling villa set on 24 acres of fragrant gardens, olive trees and terraces that run down to the Mediterranean. Although the place needs a bit of work, it still cost nearly $8 million. Rumored buyers include Russian businessmen eager to please Boris.

--By Sally B. Donnelly/Washington

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