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RUSSIA

15 April 1998 “THE COUNTRY NEEDS A NEW TEAM,” said Russian President Boris Yeltsin after firing his entire government on 23 March. The stunning announcement came just three days before a crucial summit meeting with German Chancellor Helmut Kohl and French President Jacques Chirac. Yeltsin said the old cabinet had wallowed in political infighting instead […]