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Russia / Elections / Purge #408101

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jun 20, 1996
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(Studio: Fionnuala Sweeney) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Eileen O'Connor) Russian President Boris Yeltsin's purge of advisers two days after the defense minister was sacked featured; scenes shown of Yeltsin bodyguard Alexander Korzhakov, who was ousted along with other reformers (Mikhail Barsukov and Oleg Soskovets, after former General Alexander Lebed was appointed head of security. [Yeltsin media adviser Igor MALASHENKO - says it was a frame-up.] [Yeltsin campaign manager Anatoly CHUBAIS - backs the appointment of Lebed.] This game for power and property by those close to Yeltsin reiterated.

O'Connor, Eileen;
Sweeney, Fionnuala

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