• 1998-09-17
If there's one thing Boris Yeltsin can do, it's maneuver well under pressure. By offering former Foreign Minister Yevgeny Primakov as his candidate for prime minister, Yeltsin was able to appease both the communists in the Parliament, who trust the former Soviet higher-up, and nationalists who can relate to his pro-Russia and usually anti-Western sentiment.But other than offering at least the appearance of stability amid the chaos, it's unlikely Primakov will change much. Westerners regard him as steady and level-headed, but his lack of experience in economics and domestic affairs are a dec...
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