Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 104

President Boris Yeltsin, who is campaigning in the central Russian Republic of Bashkortostan, canceled a visit this morning to an oil-refinery in the republic’s capital, Ufa. Aides denied that he was unwell. Presidential press secretary Sergei Medvedev said Yeltsin met Bashkortostan leaders early in the morning and that that meeting had forced a change in his plans. According to schedule, Yeltsin is due to travel later today to the neighboring region of Perm, where he will unveil his official election program. (Reuters, Interfax, May 30)

Russian Diplomat Slams NATO, U.S. Human Rights Policy.