Russian Constitutional Crisis

Russia's future

Once again Boris Yeltsin, that great maverick of Russian politics and master of the unexpected and dramatic gesture, caught everyone by surprise.

And once again the 68-year-old leader has, at a stroke, managed to plunge his nation into uncertainty.

Saturday, 1 January, 2000, 12:00am

Message for Yeltsin

The Charter for European Security and the treaty to limit conventional forces in Europe signed in Istanbul yesterday by 30 countries including the United States and Russia are being hailed as landmarks. But they risk being overshadowed by the worsening of relations between Moscow and the West symbolised by Boris Yeltsin walking out of the proceedings on Thursday.

20 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Ill-equipped for battle

Before carrying out the threat he made last week to Nato, Boris Yeltsin should remember Russia's past experiences in both Afghanistan and Chechnya. He should especially recall Chechnya, as he was the one who was responsible for that war.

17 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

. . . Yeltsin's debacle

Whatever Mr Clinton's problems, they pale beside those in Moscow where President Boris Yeltsin has already lost control of his nation's destiny in all but name.

9 Sep 1998 - 12:00am