Yeltsin returns to Kremlin for talks
January 30, 1997
Web posted at: 1:45 p.m. EST (1845 GMT)
MOSCOW (CNN) -- Russian President Boris Yeltsin, trying to
give the impression of "business as usual" after a prolonged
absence through illness, returned to the Kremlin on Thursday
to discuss constitutional issues.
It was Yeltsin's third visit to the Kremlin since he was
released from a hospital on January 20 after treatment for
pneumonia. The presidential press office said Yeltsin met
Vladimir Tumanov, head of the Russian constitutional court,
for about 30 minutes.
"He's gaining. It's obvious from his mood and activity,"
Yeltsin's press secretary, Sergei Yastrzhembsky, told the
ITAR-Tass news agency. A television film of the Kremlin
meeting showed Yeltsin moving stiffly but smiling broadly.
Reuters contributed to this report.
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