A recent poll conducted by the National Center for Public Opinion Research found that 21 percent of respondents thought President Yeltsin acted correctly in suppressing unrest during October 3-4 1993, 37 percent thought that the government’s action was too tough, and 12 percent thought it was not tough enough. The corresponding responses in a similar poll taken in late October 1993, were 31 percent, 28 percent and 26 percent respectively. These polls indicate that the 1993 events remain a divisive issue in Russian society — but that the Communists are wrong to believe they can use the issue to mobilize sufficient support to topple Yeltsin. (Segodnya, October 3)
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