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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Sought Hardliner Surfaces

Yury Voronin, the first deputy speaker of Russia's former parliament and one of the last White House leaders still at large after last month's political violence, has turned up in Kazan, Izvestia reports in its Wednesday issue.

Voronin, whose stance during talks with President Boris Yeltsin is said to have helped derail talks before fighting broke out.

He disappeared early on Oct. 4, immediately before Yeltsin's tanks began firing on the White House.

Speaking to an Izvestia correspondent in Kazan, 800 kilometers east of Moscow, Voronin said he has since suffered a long but unspecified illness.

A spokeswoman for the public prosecutor could not confirm Voronin's whereabouts and said she knew of no plans to arrest him, although authorities are actively seeking out other plotters.

Voronin, meanwhile, is already talking about a political comeback, Izvestia reported.