Skip to comments.Yeltsin's Attack, America's Tolerance
Posted on 10/05/2013 8:10:07 PM PDT by cunning_fish
In the midst of a significant American political crisis, it is easy to forget that twenty years ago this week, Russias former president Boris Yeltsin shelled Moscows White Housewhere the countrys parliament met at that timein a considerably more dramatic and probably more consequential executive-legislative conflict than todays in Washington. Yet Americans would do well to remember the events that led to the October 1993 crisis.
Unfortunately, few still appear to recall October 3 and 4. Even The Washington Post seems to have forgotten; despite its current editorial-page editors service as Moscow bureau chief at that time, the papers timeline of Yeltsins Reforms and Economic Turmoil skips directly from Yeltsins September 21 decree disbanding the Supreme Soviet to a December vote on the countrys new constitution without any mention of the minor detail that Russias president ordered troops to assault the parliament building and arrest the bodys speaker as well as his own vice president.
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