The West Is Asking: Who's In Charge Here?

It may be the understatement of the decade. Soviet economist Grigory Yavlinsky, who just weeks ago was shopping a "grand bargain" swap of Western aid for Soviet economic reforms, has turned low-key in the aftermath of the abortive coup. "The West should not rush," Yavlinsky warned on Aug. 26. "Nothing has happened yet."

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