Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 59

A signing ceremony at which three leading political figures were to throw their support behind the presidential campaign of the official Communist party candidate, Gennady Zyuganov, has been postponed for a week. The official explanation is that Zyuganov is campaigning outside Moscow. The unofficial reason is that none of the three leaders — Viktor Anpilov of the far-left Working Russia, nationalist leader Aleksandr Rutskoi, and Kuzbass Communist lawmaker Aman Tuleev — has yet withdrawn his own candidacy. (Russian Public Television, March 25) Tuleev has been promised a leading post in an eventual Zyuganov administration.

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