. Boris Yeltsin’s press secretary has again denied that the Russian president is too sick to undergo surgery. Yeltsin’s doctor, Sergei Mironov, says the president’s anemia is a source of worry but that he thinks it can be controlled. Mironov said he expected the operation to take place in the middle of November. (RTR, October 15; Itar-Tass, October 16)
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