Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 130

Two rival demonstrations took place yesterday in Kiev. As approximately 5,000 communists listened to speeches denouncing President Leonid Kuchma’s market reforms, national-democrats led by their most prominent figure, Vyacheslav Chornovil held a "gathering of mourning" for the millions of victims of Soviet oppression. In Crimea’s capital Simferopol, a rally by several hundred Russian communists called for the restoration of the USSR. In Minsk, the November 7 celebration drew an estimated 7,000 to 9,000 participants. Speakers called for support to socialist ideas and communist and leftist candidates in the upcoming legislative elections. (2)

Yeltsin Replaces Central Bank Governor.