Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 8

With these words, Russian President Yeltsin welcomed the more than 50 world leaders at a banquet in their honor May 9. Earlier President Clinton said that the Cold War had “obscured our ability” to understand Russian sacrifices in World War II, but at the dinner he noted that there were many dangers in the world because of the “continued lust for killing based on ethnic, religious or tribal differences. French President Mitterand received a standing ovation after saying that Moscow should further develop its society on a democratic basis, an implicit criticism of Russian actions in Chechnya.

Grachev Calls For Military Modernization.