Marital Moscow

While Yeltsin's Cooped Up, Grandkid Ties Knot

He wasn't well enough to greet MADELEINE ALBRIGHT. And he hasn't made it to his Kremlin office once this year. But what really got BORIS YELTSIN upset was missing the wedding of his eldest grandchild. KATYA OKULOVA, ITAR-TASS was pleased to report, married at the tender age of 19. The groom, we are cryptically told, is a "fellow classmate." (Katya is a history major at Moscow State, although she has been on "academic leave.") Kremlin handlers are willing to discuss the particulars of the President's bleeding ulcer, but Katya's nuptials--which, given her grandpa's state, looked a bit rushed--are strictly off limits....

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