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Boris Yeltsin's First 100 Days

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Publication Date: November 1991

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Leon Aron

Topic: Government (Foreign relations)

Keywords: Russia and Eurasia

Type: Report

Coverage: Russia (Federation)


To encourage the growth of free market, and democratic institutions in Russia, the Bush Administration should invite Yeltsin to make an official state visit to the U.S., arranging as well for an address to a joint session of Congress. The U.S. also should not only open direct negotiations with Russia on economic trade and cultural cooperation, but establish a special arms control commission where American and Russian negotiators can discuss disarmament. Finally, to signal the growing recognition of Russia’s new power, the U.S. should open in Moscow a consulate accredited to Russia.