Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 133

Kazakh president Nursultan Nazarbaev described Russia’s election as the first-ever "normal and civilized" one, breaking with the Communist legacy of settling disputes through violence. Highlighting for journalists his message to and telephone conversation with Yeltsin, Nazarbaev stated that the successful holding of the election was a common victory of all of Russia’s voters, and that official policy ought to take into account the views of the 40 percent who voted for Zyuganov. Nazarbaev recommended that the Russian government pay greater attention to social issues. (Interfax, Itar-Tass, July 4 and 5)

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