October 31, 1995 |
President Boris N. Yeltsin's health has improved since he suffered a mild heart attack last week, but his doctors say he should spend at least three weeks in the hospital, then two weeks in a sanatorium, the Itar-Tass news agency said. Seeking to ease fears over the 64-year-old Kremlin leader's health, Naina Yeltsin said her husband is on the mend and Prime Minister Viktor S. Chernomyrdin said the president is making all major national decisions.
June 17, 1992 |
Unlike the more flamboyant Raisa Gorbachev, Russia's first lady displayed a disarming, grandmotherly demeanor in her initial outing here Tuesday to visit a soup-and-sandwich kitchen for the homeless in the heart of Washington's black ghetto. Naina Iosifovna Yeltsin, who has shunned the limelight in her homeland in accordance with Russian tradition, appeared to adapt well to American expectations in a media sideshow to her husband Boris' talks at the White House.
November 1, 1995 |
Since Boris N. Yeltsin was rushed to the hospital last week with a new bout of heart disease, Russia has been gripped by speculation that its unpopular president is near death and that his post-Soviet reforms may be swept away in an imminent--and possibly bloody--change of leadership. Naina I. Yeltsin endured all that silently, with pain in her own heart--until Tuesday.
November 28, 1995 |
Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin left a Moscow hospital Monday after a month of treatment for heart disease and secluded himself in a suburban health resort to continue his recovery, his spokesman reported. There was no television footage of the 64-year-old leader's move, no medical update on his condition and no information on how long he is supposed to stay under medical care at the Barvikha sanitarium 12 miles west of the capital. Presidential spokesman Sergei K.
March 21, 1997 |
As Air Force One landed in this northern European capital Thursday, countless cameras were aimed at the hatch to capture the arrival of President Clinton. But instead of a stairway, a white container--with the words "Finnair catering" printed across the side in large blue letters--pulled up beside the plane. After what seemed an excruciatingly long time, the container was lowered to the ground, the door opened, and out rolled Clinton in his wheelchair.
May 7, 2000 |
Where in the world is Ludmila Putin? Since Vladimir V. Putin became Russia's acting president on New Year's Eve, his wife has barely been seen and never heard. She has appeared in public less than half a dozen times--and then only briefly. Not once has she uttered a word. "I have absolutely no impression of her at all because I've never seen her at all," said Yulia Nazarova, 30, a part-time seamstress. "Maybe that's the way it should be."