Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 35

Nezavisimaya gazeta reported February 15 that Yeltsin was so alarmed by warnings that a victorious Communist leadership might put him and members of his inner circle on trial for corruption, abuse of office, or abuses perpetrated during the war in Chechnya, that he made up his mind to run for a second term in office. Yeltsin’s closest aide, General Aleksandr Korzhakov, is said to have drafted a memorandum outlining several possible scenarios about what might happen to Yeltsin should he leave power.

Poptsov Sacking Draws Fire.