Yeltsin cuts short vacation for May Day
April 30, 1997
Web posted at: 9:27 p.m. EDT (0127 GMT)
MOSCOW (CNN) -- Cutting short his vacation, Russian President Boris Yeltsin returned to Moscow on the eve of May Day, a national holiday commemorating labor.
The president's early return comes on the eve of U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's arrival in Moscow. Albright is scheduled to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Yevgeny Primakov to discuss NATO expansion.
Yeltsin met with Russian Prime Minister Victor Chernomyrdin immediately upon his arrival and discussed both foreign and domestic issues, according to the Russian news service Itar-Tass.
A Yeltsin spokesman said he called off the vacation in the southern resort town of Sochi "because of bad weather."
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