Trouble ahead in the Russian parliament

January 1994
U.S. News & World Report;1/24/94, Vol. 116 Issue 3, p18
Focuses on the raucous opening of Russia's new two-chamber parliament. Verbal slugfest which quickly broke out at the State Duma, or lower house, dominated by ultranationalists and Communists; Deputies' rejection of pro-Yeltsin candidates for speaker, opting instead for Communist Ivan Rybkin; Yeltsin's narrow victory when his close aide Vladimir Shumeiko won the post of council speaker.


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