Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 155

In a televised address to the nation today President Boris Yeltsin urged Russians not to allow the "forces of the past" to come to power in Sunday’s parliamentary election. Yeltsin implicitly attacked his communist opponents by saying, "The most dangerous thing is that representatives of some parties want to return the country to the past," He made clear that he was making an 11th-hour attempt to prevent the expected success of the resurgent Communist party on Sunday and to secure more support for the center-right bloc of Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin. In Sunday’s elections Yeltsin will case his ballot in the sanatorium where he is recovering from the heart attack he suffered on October 26. His press secretary said yesterday that Yeltsin has lost ten kilograms in weight and is looking "cheerful." (1)

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