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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Tipplers Tout Yeltsin

MOSCOW () -- The more a Russian drinks, the more likely he or she is to support President Boris Yeltsin, according to an opinion poll published in the communist opposition newspaper Pravda-5 on Thursday.

The newspaper said its poll, carried out by the influential VTsIOM pollsters, questioned 2,404 people and showed that those who drank alcohol every day were 50 percent more likely to back Yeltsin than those who did not.