The Red Cross is warning that as many as a million people in the former Soviet republics could die this winter of cold and hunger. The international charity says that, with the exception of the Baltic states, all the former Soviet republics face particularly harsh winter conditions caused by the El Nino weather system. The Red Cross, already active in the southern Caucasus, is extending its emergency relief program this year to Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus, and Russia. (BBC World Service, October 7)
Russian Popular Attitude Towards October 1993.