SUMMIT TENSIONS REFLECT DOMESTIC PROBLEMS OF YELTSIN, CLINTON.
Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 6
The increasingly harsh rhetoric between Moscow and Washington and differences between them on NATO, Iran, and other issues reflect the domestic constraints both leaders face as they plan for reelection, Segodnya said May 5. Both presidents face increasingly assertive legislatures, and both must respond to this if they hope to be reelected. Nonetheless, virtually all Moscow media were in agreement that this summit marks the end of the compromises typical of 1991-94 and of the predictability of the Cold War years. As a result, some papers–such as Kommersant-daily on May 6–suggested that agreements might nonetheless occur, but only if they fit in with each leader’s desire to win elections.
Kozyrev’s Remarks Seen as Helping the West.