WHEN IN DOUBT, START A NEW PARTY

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Top Russian officials includingPresident Boris Yeltsinannounced plans to form acentrist political movementto combat what they see as political extremism that has hobbled Western-style reforms. "Russia has had enough revolutions," Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin said today in Moscow. "Russia is our home and we must make every effort to ensure stability and restore order in it." The move underscores Yeltsin's shift away from the liberal forces that brought him to power, and at the same time snubs both pro- and anti-Western extremists who have dominated the Russian parliament for two years.