23 August 1996 ALEKSANDR LEBED IS NOT THE FIRST crown prince to be anointed by Russian President Boris Yeltsin. In 1991, Yeltsin tapped Afghan war hero Aleksandr Rutskoi to be his vice presidential running mate, and before that Yeltsin co-opted parliamentary deputy Ruslan Khasbulatov. The fate of his two predecessors does not bode well for […]

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