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Viktor Chernomyrdin

A failing state

There have been times in Russian history when its leaders yearned to join the outside world; the age of Peter the Great comes to mind, and perhaps the early presidential years of Boris Yeltsin could be added.

Saturday, 4 September, 1999, 12:00am

Russia begins bank reform in bid to prop up economy

Russia's central bank has started the urgent work of reforming the country's crippled banking sector, in a bid to stem the slide into economic collapse.

3 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Russia spinning into havoc

Russia's financial crisis intensified yesterday as German Chancellor Helmut Kohl said he would hold urgent discussions on the turmoil with United States President Bill Clinton, British Prime Minister Tony Blair and French President Jacques Chirac.

28 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Russian reform

Arch political survivor though he is, Boris Yeltsin's latest game of cat-and-mouse with his cabinet may signal the beginning of the end of his presidency. Mr Yeltsin hinted in his television address that he would not stand again in 2000, but if his latest manoeuvre does not succeed, there must be a question over whether his tenure will last its course.

26 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Russian confusion

Russia moved closer to a constitutional crisis last night as its parliament rejected President Boris Yeltsin's nomination of Sergei Kiriyenko as prime minister.

11 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Old comrades try to rekindle flame

Hanoi and Moscow have long shared one of the region's most complex relationships, but as the new century approaches it is one in desperate need of a kick-start.

26 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Mark down

The dollar rose against the deutschemark, as concern increased about the potential for political turmoil in Russia after a bomb was detonated in Moscow before Russian Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin was due to pass by.

7 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Tour put relations at 'new stage'

PREMIER Li Peng's visit to Russia, Belarus and the Ukraine has been hailed as marking a 'new stage' in relations with all three countries.

Mr Li returned yesterday from his week-long tour, during which he signed a host of commercial agreements, including one for Russian co-operation in building a nuclear power plant in China.

30 Jun 1995 - 12:00am

Russia deputy premier quits

MOSCOW: One of the last members of Russia's vanished reformist team of 1992 to have survived in the Government, Sergei Shakhrai, quit his job as Deputy Prime Minister yesterday.

Mr Shakhrai, 38, said he was standing down as one of six deputies to Premier Viktor Chernomyrdin just 24 hours after President Boris Yeltsin replaced him in his other post as Nationalities Minister.

18 May 1994 - 12:00am