Denis Petrov

Denis Petrov is a Moscow-based journalist.

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  • January 2000

    A Preferred Successor

    Vladimir Putin's performance as Russian premier had, by the first of November, won him high approval. The ex-KGB professional, publicly tapped by Boris Yeltsin as his preferred successor, has begun to show the political acumen that attracted the attention of Yeltsin and his "family."

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  • December 1999

    Semi-Safe for Buisness

    Aleksandr Lebed, governor of the vast Krasnoyarsk region of Siberia, shrugged off rumors circulating in late September that an ailing Boris Yeltsin would appoint the populist "combat general" as premier and then resign, leaving Lebed as acting president.

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  • October 1999

    Spirited Away

    The Lenin mummy, by the time Chronicles readers see this, may already have been spirited from its Red Square pyramid, and the Communist Party of Russia (CPRF) may have been banned.

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  • September 1999

    Questionable Motives

    Boris Yeltsin, so the conventional wisdom goes, is an impulsive Slavic peasant whose motives are as inscrutable as the enigma that is Russia. Some, probably most, observers also think Yeltsin is crazy. Not crazy like the holy fools of old Russia or the smug suits who make NATO policy.

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  • At It Again

    Boris Yeltsin has been at it again, sacking Russian Premier Yevgeni Primakov and his entire cabinet, pushing the country to the edge of the political abyss.

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  • August 1998

    Lebed in Siberia

    "The situation in Krasnoyarsk," opined Communist Party (CPRF) boss Gennadi Zyuganov, "is reminiscent of Germany in the 1930's." Fascism, claimed the national Bolshevik boss, who should know a thing or two about the subject, is threatening Russia, incubating in a Siberian womb.

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  • Rasputins at Home and Abroad
    June 1998

    Rasputins at Home and Abroad

    Before his trip to Rome in February, Boris Yeltsin promised everyone who would listen that he would personally invite the Pope to visit Russia. Yeltsin frequently rattled on in front of reporters, like a football player still sprinting after he is out of bounds.

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