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September 16, 1994 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A year after President Boris N. Yeltsin dissolved Parliament, triggering a bloody revolt that left 143 people dead, the libel suit has replaced the Kalashnikov rifle as the chief instrument of political struggle in Russia. On Thursday, ultranationalist lawmaker Vladimir V. Zhirinovsky won a libel suit against Yegor T. Gaidar, the architect of Yeltsin's free-market economic reforms, who had called Zhirinovsky "the most popular fascist" in Russia.
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September 16, 2002 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On their dates, he left her waiting, nearly in tears, for as long as 90 minutes at grungy subway stations. His marriage proposal was so blunt and riddled with warnings about his "difficult character" that she thought he was preparing to dump her. When she was about to give birth to their first child, he was away on a business trip, so she hailed a taxi and went to the hospital, where she delivered their daughter alone.
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September 16, 2002 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On their dates, he left her waiting, nearly in tears, for as long as 90 minutes at grungy subway stations. His marriage proposal was so blunt and riddled with warnings about his "difficult character" that she thought he was preparing to dump her. When she was about to give birth to their first child, he was away on a business trip, so she hailed a taxi and went to the hospital, where she delivered their daughter alone.
NEWS
September 16, 1994 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A year after President Boris N. Yeltsin dissolved Parliament, triggering a bloody revolt that left 143 people dead, the libel suit has replaced the Kalashnikov rifle as the chief instrument of political struggle in Russia. On Thursday, ultranationalist lawmaker Vladimir V. Zhirinovsky won a libel suit against Yegor T. Gaidar, the architect of Yeltsin's free-market economic reforms, who had called Zhirinovsky "the most popular fascist" in Russia.
NATIONAL
September 12, 2001 | Matea Gold and Maggie Farley, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers
In the worst terrorist attack ever against the United States, hijackers struck at the preeminent symbols of the nation's wealth and might Tuesday, flying airliners into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and killing or injuring thousands of people. As a horrified nation watched on television, the twin towers of the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan collapsed into flaming rubble after two Boeing 767s rammed their upper stories. A third airliner, a Boeing 757, flattened one of the Pentagon's five sides.
NEWS
June 1, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Controversial Russian lawmaker Vladimir V. Zhirinovsky was trounced in his bid for the governorship of the southwestern Russian province of Belgorod, preliminary election results showed. The ultranationalist was a distant third behind incumbent Gov. Yevgeny Savchenko and chief regional auditor Mikhail Beskhmelnitsyn, the Interfax news agency said. The report said Savchenko won outright with 53% of the vote.
WORLD
September 11, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
President Vladimir V. Putin agreed to a parliamentary investigation of the bloody school hostage siege in southern Russia. The move appeared intended to deflect criticism after Putin had ruled out a public probe of the standoff in Beslan. At least 329 hostages died.
WORLD
January 19, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
President Vladimir V. Putin ordered Russia's ambassador to Georgia back to Tbilisi after recalling him four months ago. Putin said the two countries must "normalize" badly strained ties. Russia had recalled Ambassador Vyacheslav Kovalenko in protest after Georgia briefly detained four Russian military officers accused of spying.
NEWS
July 20, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has offered to abandon his country's rocket program if other states supply him with rockets to explore space, Russian President Vladimir V. Putin said in Pyongyang, the North Korean capital. The United States, which says North Korea is developing missiles that could be aimed at Washington, reacted with skepticism.
WORLD
June 10, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Boeing Co. signed a $3-billion contract in St. Petersburg to make 22 Dreamliners for state-run Aeroflot in a possible sign of better relations between the U.S. and Russia. The sale had been delayed as relations between the two countries worsened after American officials accused President Vladimir V. Putin of impeding democracy.
NEWS
June 1, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Unidentified attackers threw a hand grenade into the compound of the Russian Embassy in Minsk, Belarus, hours before Russian President Vladimir V. Putin was to arrive for a summit, Belarussian officials said. No one was hurt, an official said. He said the grenade hit a tree and bounced back toward the perimeter fence before exploding.
NEWS
March 7, 2000 |
Ultranationalist lawmaker Vladimir V. Zhirinovsky, whose truculent statements and unrestrained antics have both appalled and attracted voters, won a Supreme Court order allowing him to register as a candidate in the March 26 presidential election. Zhirinovsky was among the first Russian politicians to announce presidential aspirations after Boris N. Yeltsin resigned Dec. 31 and named Vladimir V. Putin acting president.
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