Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 209

Doctors treating Russian president Boris Yeltsin say he is making "surprisingly good" progress, but have advised him to stay for an additional 24 hours in the clinic where he underwent surgery on November 5. Yeltsin, who is already up and walking, had asked to be moved. American cardiologist Michael DeBakey said that, if Yeltsin continues at this rate, he could be back at work in 6-8 weeks and playing tennis in four months. (Interfax, November 6; Itar-Tass, BBC World Service, November 7)

Russian Food Supply: No Problems Foreseen.