Russian president Boris Yeltsin, who yesterday stayed home, was back in the Kremlin this morning for an hour-long meeting with the chairman of Russia’s Constitutional Court, Vladimir Tumanov. Details of the meeting were not immediately released, but it may have been connected with the fact that the Court must soon elect a new chairman. Tumanov, who is 70, officially retired on December 24 and a successor must be elected by February 24. (Itar-Tass, January 30)
President’s Press Secretary Rules Out Restoration of Monarchy.