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Russia / Kremlin Shakeup / Mandelbaum Interview #402461

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Oct 17, 1996
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(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Interview held David Kramer about the implications of Russian President Boris Yeltsin's firing of national security adviser Alexander Lebed. [Russia analyst Michael MANDELBAUM - says this firing of Lebed shows that Yeltsin is not in command of the political situation in Russia because it is contrary to his political style; suggests Yeltsin may be, in fact, a non-functional president and the issues of the Russian economy and the expansion of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) membership to central Europe may be affected; suggests what might happen if Yeltsin is restored to health or is not restored to full health; says that President Clinton's administration is taking the correct position at the time being.]

Woodruff, Judy

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