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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Baburin Splits Alliance

MOSCOW -- Nationalist leader Sergei Baburin has announced he is leaving Accord for Russia, signaling the first cracks in the broad coalition of President Boris Yeltsin's political foes. Baburin said Thursday he could not remain in Accord for Russia after members of the alliance in the Communist and Agrarian factions of the State Duma supported a tight-spending draft 1994 budget. Baburin said the alliance had missed a chance to "express no confidence in the government." Last week Baburin said that he would not support the former vice-president, Alexander Rutskoi, as the alliance's presidential candidate.