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2 April 1998
Boris Yeltsin: From Dawn to Dusk 
by Aleksandr Korzhakov.
Interbook, 477 pp., £9.95, December 1997, 5 88589 039 0
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Romance with the President 
by Vyacheslav Kostikov.
Vagrius, 352 pp., £10.50, October 1997, 5 7027 0459 2
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... Alexander Korzhakov, Boris Yeltsin’s former chief bodyguard, operated out of a poky cubby-hole in the Kremlin with room for barely anyone but himself. Vyacheslav Kostikov, Yeltsin’s press secretary, was given a grand office once occupied by the first Soviet President, Mikhail Kalinin. Both men were alter egos of the Russian President, but it was Korzhakov, his darker other half who hatched dirty plots to keep him in power and was spectacularly sacked when the plotting got out of hand, who in his time wielded the power ...

Yeltsin has gone mad

R.W. Davies: Boris Yeltsin and Medvedev

9 August 2001
Midnight Diaries 
by Boris Yeltsin, translated by Catherine Fitzpatrick.
Phoenix, 409 pp., £8.99, April 2001, 0 7538 1134 0
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Post-Soviet Russia: A Journey through the Yeltsin Era 
by Roy Medvedev, translated by George Shriver.
Columbia, 394 pp., £24, November 2000, 0 231 10606 8
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Zagadka Putina 
by Roy Medvedev.
Prava cheloveka, 93 pp., $8, March 2000, 9785771201269
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... services with half a million US dollars in a cardboard box. On the following day Yeltsin dismissed Aleksandr Korzhakov, the head of the security services and one of Chubais’s enemies, who had ordered the detention of the aides. At the heart of Yeltsin’s campaign was a radical change in policy. Even before the election, he abandoned his crude ...

Diary

Peter Pomerantsev: Berezovsky’s Last Days

25 April 2013
... told the court, ‘was my superior intelligence.’ In his memoir of the 1990s, Alexander Korzhakov, Yeltsin’s right-hand man, doesn’t hide his distaste for the fast-talking Jewish maths professor who disrupted the scene at the Kremlin Tennis Club where heavy-drinking jocks would meet to decide government policy. But he admits that Berezovsky ...

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