Get the latest updates as we post them — right on your browser

. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Yeltsin to Novgorod

MOSCOW -- President Boris Yeltsin will appear in public for the first time in a month Friday when he interrupts his summer vacation to pay a short visit to Novgorod, a former Russian capital in the northwest of the country.

Local officials said Yeltsin plans to visit the historic city's fortress, as well as a local factory that produces televisions and a slaughterhouse and meat-processing enterprise.

Yeltsin has been vacationing in the northwestern Valdai lakeland for most of the time since July 18.