Accession Number : ADA319895

Title :   The Warrior Who Would Rule Russia: A Profile of Alexander Lebed.

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Lambeth, Benjamin S.

PDF Url : ADA319895

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 138

Abstract : Aleksandr I. Lebed remains all but unknown to most Americans. Yet in the wake of Russia's presidential election on June 16, 1996, which pitted Boris Yeltsin in a runoff against the communist challenger Gennady Zyuganov, Lebed, a 46-year-old former army two-star general, became overnight one of that country's most powerful men. Despite his expected failure to place as a finalist himself, Lebed nevertheless became Russia's man of the hour with a surprisingly strong finish in third place. That positioned him as a kingmaker to swing the July 3 runoff between the two top contenders and prompted a scramble by both finalists to garner his support.

Descriptors :   *POLITICAL SCIENCE, *LEADERSHIP, *GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), *PROFILES, *RUSSIA, *BIOGRAPHIES, NATO, NATIONAL SECURITY, HISTORY, MILITARY MODERNIZATION, GENERAL OFFICERS, SECURITY PERSONNEL, ELECTIONS, LIMITED WARFARE.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Information Science
      Government and Political Science
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE