Articles by Robin Lodge



Spy Novel Tells a Tale of 2 Moscows

Culture of Coercion and Consent

Ripping Moscow Potboiler

From Victory to Vacuum: Kremlin Fog Thickens

Russia Chooses Yeltsin by 15%

Absentee President Stirs Health Concerns

Lebed Launches Salvo at The West

Tired Yeltsin Cancels Tula Trip

Yeltsin Dismisses 7 Top Generals

Council Starts Probe Of Housing Abuses

Defiant Yeltsin Nixes Power Transfer Law

Firings End 2-Year Fight Over Power

With Vote Set, Yeltsin Cancels G-7 Trip

Turnout Crucial for Yeltsin Victory

Checkered Career of Loyal Kremlin Soldier

Panel Plans June 30 Yeltsin-Zyuganov Runoff

Yeltsin Leading in Close Vote

Yeltsin Vows 'Significant' Reshuffle

President or Tsar? Yeltsin's Vast Powers

Last Poll Puts Yeltsin Way Out Front

Opposition To NATO: Same Song, New Verse

Talks Seen As BoostFor YeltsinCampaign

Kremlin Outlines Chechnya Status Plan

Opposition Skeptical on Cease-Fire

Yeltsin in Chechnya: The War Is Won

President Boris Yeltsin on Tuesday declared victory in the war in Chechnya and told some conscripts they could go home within days, as he made a surprise whirlwind visit to the republic, effectively leaving the leader of the Chechen rebels hostage in Moscow as security. A day after reaching a cease-fire agreement with rebel leader Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev during talks in the Kremlin, Yeltsin, 65, flew first to Mozdok in the neighboring North Caucasus region of North Ossetia, before traveling by helicopter to Grozny's heavily guarded Severny airport. ""The war is over and you have won,"" Itar-Tass reported Yeltsin as saying as he addressed the troops from the 205th Rifle Brigade at Severny. He told the soldiers that the Chechens were now ""routed"" and ""destroyed."" Details of the visit remained sketchy Tuesday, but it was clear Yeltsin did not go into Grozny itself, remaining at the airport and stopping briefly in the village of Pravoberezhnoye. The entire visit lasted less than four hours.

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