Publication: Monitor Volume: 3 Issue: 37

Boris Yeltsin’s doctor, Sergei Mironov, gave a radio interview yesterday in which he denied rumors that the Russian president’s health is deteriorating and that Yeltsin is suffering from the early stages of Parkinson’s disease. Mironov said the shaking of Yeltsin’s hands is caused by an old sports injury. He said Yeltsin is regaining weight and should be well enough to address the Russian parliament as scheduled on March 6 and to fly to Helsinki to meet U.S. president Bill Clinton on March 21. But Mironov said Yeltsin still needs three or four more weeks convalescence before he will be fully recovered. (Ekho Moskvy, Interfax, February 20)

Yeltsin Sacks Deputy Director of Federal Security Service.