Yeltsin suspected Communists in the desire to regain the Crimea


Boris Elconfeti: Vladimir Rodionov / RIA Novosti

The former President of Russia Boris Yeltsin in one of the phone conversations warned us counterpart bill Clinton that the Communists want to return to the Crimea and Alaska to Russia. This is stated in the published transcripts of telephone talks of leaders of the countries published on the website of the library of bill Clinton.

“They [the Communists] will return the Crimea, they even claim their right to Alaska,” he said during a conversation on April 21, 1996, two months before the presidential election.

Yeltsin noted that the American press is Communist “good, honest and kind.” “I warn that this should not believe. More than half of them are fanatics, they will destroy this place”, he said. The Russian President also said that the Communists in case of victory their leader, Gennady Zyuganov “will erase the borders between the former republics of the USSR.”

“There are two ways of development of Russia. I do not need power, but when I felt the threat of communism, I decided to run. We will not allow this”, — concluded the Russian leader.

The main competitors on presidential election of 1996 was the independent candidate Yeltsin and Communist party leader Zyuganov. The first receives more than 50 percent of the vote and was re-elected for a second term.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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