Russia’s independent television station NTV says it has been indefinitely banned from the Kremlin. (6) No reason was given, but last week NTV screened two interviews with Vyacheslav Kostikov, who served from 1992 till 1994 as President Boris Yeltsin’s press secretary. Kostikov aroused the anger of the establishment with his criticism of his former boss. "Power is his ideology, his friend, his mistress, and his passion," Kostikov said of Yeltsin. He also criticized the "unhealthy influence" exercised over the president by his bodyguard, Aleksandr Korzhakov. (7)
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