15 March 1999 In a bid to show he was still active despite his bleeding ulcer, Russian President Boris Yeltsin defied doctors’ orders, flying to Amman on 8 February to attend the funeral of Jordan’s King Hussein. The 68-year-old Yeltsin appeared well on arrival, waving and walking to a waiting limousine with his wife, Naina. […]

You have reached a premium content area of Transitions. To read this entire article please login if you are already a Transitions subscriber.

Not a subscriber?

Subscribe today for access to:
Full access to the website, including premium articles videos, country reports and searchable archives (containing over 25,000 articles).

You can subscribe here to gain access to the entire website.