April 27, 1998 |
Former security chief Alexander I. Lebed finished first in the race for governor of a Siberian region but failed to win enough votes to avoid a runoff against the incumbent. Lebed hopes that a win in the gubernatorial race in Krasnoyarsk will serve as a steppingstone to the presidency. With 98% of the votes counted, Lebed was leading Gov. Valery Zubov by 45% to 36%. A Communist candidate was a distant third. A runoff in which Lebed is favored will be held May 17.
February 20, 1998 |
In the strange world of Russian politics, moving to a remote corner of Siberia can be the best formula for amassing power in Moscow. Such is the case for retired army general and ousted Security Council chief Alexander I. Lebed, who has launched his campaign for the presidential race in 2000 by announcing that he will run for governor of the Krasnoyarsk region in April. Lebed, who was fired by President Boris N.
January 17, 1997 |
He's not exactly gate-crashing, but Alexander I. Lebed, the retired Russian paratroop general, is still likely to throw White House protocol into convulsions at President Clinton's upcoming inauguration. Lebed, the brash and ambitious former national security chief who is now trying to elbow out Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin, has wangled an invitation to the core celebrations of the American Inauguration Day and has been flaunting his inclusion as the highest social honor.
December 28, 1996 |
Alexander I. Lebed, the darling of the disaffected and political nemesis of Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin, resurfaced Friday after a mysterious two-month absence to stake his claim on the role of this nation's leader-in-waiting. Lebed reemerged onto the political scene with a freewheeling news conference, a feisty newspaper interview and the announcement that he is forming a new political party to present an opposition force to Yeltsin and his unpopular entourage.
November 23, 1996 |
A month after he was fired from his Kremlin job, Russian general-turned-politician Alexander I. Lebed wrapped up a five-day visit to the United States on Friday by assuring several hundred U.S. business leaders: "I am not a monster and a loose cannon. I do not bite."
October 22, 1996 |
Alexander I. Lebed, the deposed Russian security chief, will be interviewed by Ted Koppel tonight on ABC-TV's "Nightline." The interview with Lebed in Moscow will be taped via satellite earlier today. ABC News says the interview will be Lebed's first on U.S. television since he was fired by Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin on Thursday. He is expected to discuss Yeltsin, the future of U.S.-Russian relations and his political plans, which could include a run at Yeltsin's job.