Russian president Boris Yeltsin has left the Barvikha sanitarium and returned to his own residence nearby. Doctors say he could be back at work by the end of this month. Yesterday, Yeltsin met with Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin to discuss the ongoing coal miners’ strike. They resolved to send First Deputy Premier Vladimir Potanin to talk to miners in the Kuzbass, where 100,000 are on strike. (RTR, Reuters, Interfax, December 4)
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