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Keyword: Boris Yeltsin

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Book Review

Western writers’ weak understanding of other societies

Dmitry Shlapentokh

Dhu al-Qa'dah 29, 14372016-09-01

Russian-Iranian relations form the backdrop of this review in which Western writers are found to lack understanding of other societies because they have little knowledge of local languages, culture or access to primary sources. Dmitry Shlapentokh, associate professor at Indiana State University, South Bend, Indiana, reviews Russia-Iran Relations Since the End of the Cold War by Eric D. Moore (Routledge, 2014; 242 pp., $8.84 hbk).


Yeltsin surrenders to the Chechens

Crescent International

Dhu al-Qa'dah 12, 14161996-04-01

The face-to-face talks between Russian president Boris Yeltsin and Chechen leader Zelimkhan Yandarbayev (photo) on May 27 in Moscow were a humiliating climb-down for the Kremlin boss. Since October 1991 when the Chechens declared their independence under their late leader Dzhokar Dudayev...

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