Russian Elections

July 02, 1996


Katrina Vanden Heuvel

Editor, The Nation

Stephen Cohen

Professor of Politics and Russian Studies, Princeton University

Tomorrow, Russia will hold a run-off election for the Presidency. Incumbent Boris Yeltsin is facing a serious challenge from Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov. The Clinton Administration has backed Yeltsin through thick and thin, a policy which some are saying is short sighted and has contributed to a growing Anti-American sentiment in Russia.

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