Rutskoi's Revenge

Alexander Rutskoi, Boris Yeltsin's archenemy, has come back to haunt the Russian President. Rutskoi was jailed for his role in last fall's bloody uprising, but he got out of prison after receiving a pardon from Parliament.

Now, Rutskoi says he is ready to lead the forces opposed to the President. He may get a chance to test his current popularity at a large demonstration being planned for May 1 in Moscow. The emergence of Rutskoi has upstaged a Yeltsin effort to patch up relations with many of his opponents in Parliament.