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August 7, 1991 | CAREY GOLDBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a political bombshell, the hard-line Communist Party chief of Russia stepped down Tuesday, giving up his spot as the standard-bearer of Soviet reactionaries and depriving radicals of the "odious figure" they loved to hate. With his surprise resignation at a party plenary meeting, longtime apparatchik , or party bureaucrat, Ivan K.
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August 8, 1991 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The new leader of the Russian Communist Party, which has been widely criticized for rallying conservatives against reforms spearheaded by Boris N. Yeltsin, vowed Wednesday to promote cooperation with the Russian Federation's radical leader and his allies. "In our practical work," Valentin A. Kuptsov said, "we shall be looking for ways to cooperate with the president (Yeltsin), his government and the (Russian) Supreme Soviet." In replacing arch-conservative Ivan K.
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August 8, 1991 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The new leader of the Russian Communist Party, which has been widely criticized for rallying conservatives against reforms spearheaded by Boris N. Yeltsin, vowed Wednesday to promote cooperation with the Russian Federation's radical leader and his allies. "In our practical work," Valentin A. Kuptsov said, "we shall be looking for ways to cooperate with the president (Yeltsin), his government and the (Russian) Supreme Soviet." In replacing arch-conservative Ivan K.
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August 7, 1991 | CAREY GOLDBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a political bombshell, the hard-line Communist Party chief of Russia stepped down Tuesday, giving up his spot as the standard-bearer of Soviet reactionaries and depriving radicals of the "odious figure" they loved to hate. With his surprise resignation at a party plenary meeting, longtime apparatchik , or party bureaucrat, Ivan K.
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September 30, 1992 | STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev on Tuesday denounced Russia's Constitutional Court as a sham and vowed to ignore its summons to testify at a landmark trial weighing the legality of the Communist Party. "This isn't a Constitutional Court, it's a political game," said Gorbachev, who led the Communist Party from 1985 to 1991. "I refuse to be the hero of this farce." At a news conference, Gorbachev also ripped into Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin.
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September 12, 1994 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The president of the strategic Crimean peninsula announced in a radio broadcast early Sunday that he was assuming "full power" and dissolving the newly elected Parliament that had sought to curb his authority. Lawmakers locked out of their white concrete-and-glass building by police held a session in another building and voted to declare the dissolution illegal.
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November 26, 1993 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With Russia's parliamentary election campaign heating up the airwaves, President Boris N. Yeltsin warned opposition parties Thursday to tone down their televised campaign attacks on him and his proposed constitution. At the same time, election officials--appointed by the president--drafted free-speech restrictions on campaign advertising to exclude language that incites "ethnic, social and religious animosity" and attacks the "constitutional structure," Russia's Interfax news agency reported.
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May 27, 1992 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Turning the tables on President Boris N. Yeltsin's foes, Russia's Constitutional Court on Tuesday scheduled the "trial of the century"--open hearings on the Soviet Communist Party's bloody, checkered past--and asked the last general secretary, Mikhail S. Gorbachev, to attend to defend its actions.
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May 23, 1996 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a week of scandal and speculation over what Communist presidential contender Gennady A. Zyuganov has in mind for this country's economy should the party of planners regain power, his message to voters is clear: Trust me on this.
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March 12, 1997 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Heads will roll in the Russian hierarchy, President Boris N. Yeltsin vowed Tuesday in announcing an impending government shake-up aimed at stirring new life into a stagnant reform movement.
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February 15, 1993 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hundreds of Russian Communists, yesterday's elite now searching for a tomorrow, caucused at a vacation home in the woods north of Moscow over the weekend but found it easier to condemn their opponents than to unify their own ranks.
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July 24, 1990 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Politburo: The TV Show" made its debut on state-run television Monday night with a high-powered cast and almost everything else a civic-minded Soviet viewer could want. It had Phil Donahue-like suspense as the Communist Party's new No. 2 official, put under the klieg lights before a nationwide audience, was asked point-blank whether he is a relative of President Mikhail S. Gorbachev's wife, Raisa. (He said he isn't.
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