Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 151

There is renewed speculation in Moscow today over the state of President Yeltsin’s health after one of his aides said he was suffering "colossal weariness" from the rigors of the election campaign. In an interview published today in the newspaper Segodnya, Georgii Satarov denied that Yeltsin was suffering from heart disease or that he needed hospitalization, but said the president would need about two months to recover his strength. Satarov’s words echoed those of presidential Chief-of-Staff Anatoly Chubais, who said earlier in the week that he was urging Yeltsin to take a real holiday after the inauguration. (BBC World Service, August 2)

Miners’ Strike Spreads.