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August 24, 1991
Under pressure from Boris N. Yeltsin, Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev moved to replace more ministers and government officials. A look at who is in and who is out: FOREIGN MINISTER: Advises on foreign policy OUT: Alexander A. Bessmertnykh President Gorbachev criticized him as being "quite passive" during the abortive three-day coup.
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September 14, 1991 | DOYLE McMANUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Secretary of State James A. Baker III ventured into the once-forbidden vastness of KGB headquarters Friday to a warm welcome, an offer for a cease-fire in the U.S.-Soviet espionage wars--and an unexpected plea for management help from the CIA. "Your visit is a fantastic visit," beamed Vadim V. Bakatin, the liberal reformer who was installed as the KGB's new chairman after his predecessor participated in last month's abortive coup against Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev.
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September 14, 1991 | DOYLE McMANUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Secretary of State James A. Baker III ventured into the once-forbidden vastness of KGB headquarters Friday to a warm welcome, an offer for a cease-fire in the U.S.-Soviet espionage wars--and an unexpected plea for management help from the CIA. "Your visit is a fantastic visit," beamed Vadim V. Bakatin, the liberal reformer who was installed as the KGB's new chairman after his predecessor participated in last month's abortive coup against Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev.
NEWS
August 31, 1991 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Can the man ousted as the Soviet interior minister by conservatives as "too soft" hope to run the KGB? Vadim V. Bakatin, the new chief of the Soviet intelligence and security agency, sought Friday to show that he could be tough in putting what had been a "state within a state" onto what he called the "constitutional straight and narrow."
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December 3, 1990 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, confronted with growing unrest across the Soviet Union and conservative demands for tougher measures to counter it, replaced his liberal interior minister on Sunday with a hard-line Communist Party official and appointed an army general as deputy. Although Gorbachev gave no explanation for the changes, conservative members of the Soviet Parliament on Saturday had demanded the removal of Vadim V.
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August 31, 1991 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Can the man ousted as the Soviet interior minister by conservatives as "too soft" hope to run the KGB? Vadim V. Bakatin, the new chief of the Soviet intelligence and security agency, sought Friday to show that he could be tough in putting what had been a "state within a state" onto what he called the "constitutional straight and narrow."
NEWS
August 30, 1991 | CAREY GOLDBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Chief KGB spy catcher Gennady Titov, thrice expelled from foreign countries for espionage in 40 years as a Soviet agent, jerked his head contemptuously when asked if he was worried that the KGB's counterintelligence section was about to be purged. "I'm not afraid," Titov, gray-haired and round-faced, blustered.
NEWS
August 24, 1991 | NORMAN KEMPSTER and DOUGLAS JEHL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The sweeping purge of hard-line officials launched by Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev and Russian leader Boris N. Yeltsin turns Moscow sharply toward reforms long espoused by the United States, President Bush and other U.S. officials said Friday. Bush, assessing Gorbachev's actions from his vacation home in Kennebunkport, Me.
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December 25, 1990 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Did he agree with the old adage, the Soviet prime minister was asked, that each revolution, including perestroika, consumes its children? "The dinner has already begun," Nikolai I. Ryzhkov replied without hesitation. Ryzhkov probably feels that he is on the menu himself this week as the revolution wrought by perestroika, President Mikhail S.
NEWS
July 31, 1990 | CAREY GOLDBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is not his fault that he keeps getting nominated for lofty jobs, Vadim V. Bakatin said gruffly--and maybe a bit sheepishly. The nation's top cop suffers from such persistent popularity that, against his will, he has been proposed five times in the past year for top state and party posts, including the presidency of the Soviet Union and the leadership of the Communist Party. He has withdrawn every time.
NEWS
August 30, 1991 | CAREY GOLDBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Chief KGB spy catcher Gennady Titov, thrice expelled from foreign countries for espionage in 40 years as a Soviet agent, jerked his head contemptuously when asked if he was worried that the KGB's counterintelligence section was about to be purged. "I'm not afraid," Titov, gray-haired and round-faced, blustered.
NEWS
August 24, 1991
Under pressure from Boris N. Yeltsin, Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev moved to replace more ministers and government officials. A look at who is in and who is out: FOREIGN MINISTER: Advises on foreign policy OUT: Alexander A. Bessmertnykh President Gorbachev criticized him as being "quite passive" during the abortive three-day coup.
NEWS
August 24, 1991 | NORMAN KEMPSTER and DOUGLAS JEHL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The sweeping purge of hard-line officials launched by Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev and Russian leader Boris N. Yeltsin turns Moscow sharply toward reforms long espoused by the United States, President Bush and other U.S. officials said Friday. Bush, assessing Gorbachev's actions from his vacation home in Kennebunkport, Me.
NEWS
August 24, 1991 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Soviet Communist Party, accused of complicity in the conservative coup d'etat this week, came under strong attack across the nation Friday, and its 73-year hold on power appeared to be slipping fast. Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin ordered the suspension of all the party's activities in the Russian Federation, the country's largest republic, and halted the publication of its newspapers, including the party daily Pravda, on grounds that they had backed the putsch.
NEWS
May 28, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Candidates for the first elected presidency in Russian Federation history launched their campaigns, with front-runner Boris N. Yeltsin beginning a whistle-stop tour in the Arctic and one of his key rivals, Vadim Bakatin, promoting himself as a moderate alternative. While Yeltsin was traveling to Murmansk, Bakatin kicked off a series of live television interviews with the six candidates in the June 12 election to head the federation, largest of the 15 Soviet republics.
NEWS
December 25, 1990 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Did he agree with the old adage, the Soviet prime minister was asked, that each revolution, including perestroika, consumes its children? "The dinner has already begun," Nikolai I. Ryzhkov replied without hesitation. Ryzhkov probably feels that he is on the menu himself this week as the revolution wrought by perestroika, President Mikhail S.
NEWS
May 28, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Candidates for the first elected presidency in Russian Federation history launched their campaigns, with front-runner Boris N. Yeltsin beginning a whistle-stop tour in the Arctic and one of his key rivals, Vadim Bakatin, promoting himself as a moderate alternative. While Yeltsin was traveling to Murmansk, Bakatin kicked off a series of live television interviews with the six candidates in the June 12 election to head the federation, largest of the 15 Soviet republics.
NEWS
August 24, 1991 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Soviet Communist Party, accused of complicity in the conservative coup d'etat this week, came under strong attack across the nation Friday, and its 73-year hold on power appeared to be slipping fast. Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin ordered the suspension of all the party's activities in the Russian Federation, the country's largest republic, and halted the publication of its newspapers, including the party daily Pravda, on grounds that they had backed the putsch.
NEWS
December 3, 1990 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, confronted with growing unrest across the Soviet Union and conservative demands for tougher measures to counter it, replaced his liberal interior minister on Sunday with a hard-line Communist Party official and appointed an army general as deputy. Although Gorbachev gave no explanation for the changes, conservative members of the Soviet Parliament on Saturday had demanded the removal of Vadim V.
NEWS
July 31, 1990 | CAREY GOLDBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is not his fault that he keeps getting nominated for lofty jobs, Vadim V. Bakatin said gruffly--and maybe a bit sheepishly. The nation's top cop suffers from such persistent popularity that, against his will, he has been proposed five times in the past year for top state and party posts, including the presidency of the Soviet Union and the leadership of the Communist Party. He has withdrawn every time.
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