Eyewitness To A Coup That Failed

It's a warm, sunny Sunday afternoon--a rarity for Moscow in October. Outside, people stroll through the bright yellow foliage of birch trees. In our apartment, my wife finishes giving me a haircut, while our 2-year-old naps and her older sister plays. Suddenly, a loud chattering sound. Gunfire? The phone rings. BUSINESS WEEK Correspondent Patricia Kranz calls to say anti-Yeltsin demonstrators have broken out of the nearby parliament building, where Vice-President Aleksandr V. Rutskoi and supporters have been holding out.

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