Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 65

If presidential elections were held in Russia this weekend, Communist party leader Gennady Zyuganov would get 27 percent of the vote, according to a poll conducted by the All-Russia Center for Public Opinion Studies. Boris Yeltsin would come in second, having increased his support from 8 percent in January to 21 percent today. Grigory Yavlinsky and Aleksander Lebed would be a joint third, with 10 percent each, while Vladimir Zhirinovsky would get 9 percent, and Svyatoslav Fedorov would get 7 percent. (Interfax, April 2)

Strains Appear in Russian Communist Party.