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Lithuania (16 Jan 1991)

Mr Russell Johnston: ...that opportunity? What response have the Government made to the appeal made on behalf not only of President Landsbergis of Lithuania but of the chairmen of the councils of Latvia and Estonia and of Boris Yeltsin to the United Nations and the leaders of the countries of the west, including our own?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (17 Jan 1991)

Mr David Alton: ...treatment of human rights abuses and the right of self-determination, it is now time to convene a meeting of the Security Council to discuss the position in the Baltic states? Does he agree with Boris Yeltsin who said that we are at the beginning of a mighty offensive against democracy?

Opposition Day: Court of Auditors (13 Mar 1991)

Mr Jonathan Aitken: ...decided to cheat and continue the sort of fraudulent, creative accountancy cycle that we find in the auditors' report. Why do I say that? I shall quote from a fascinating article, written by Mr. Boris Johnson, the Brussels correspondent of The Daily Telegraph, which appears in this week's Spectator. Mr. Johnson states that the EC must make some cuts. The article states Just to keep within...

Anglo-Soviet Relations (14 Mar 1991)

Mr Terry Fields: ...of that in the advanced capitalist countries. That is now recognised even by some sections of the intelligentsia in the Soviet Union. In a keynote speech at a recent meeting of intellectuals, Boris Kazarlitsky, an elected member of the official Moscow Soviet, warned that Soviet capitalism would have more in common with Brazil or Colombia than the models we have seen in eastern Europe....

European Community (26 Jun 1991)

Gerald Kaufman: ...a little. That is why, when negotiating with his fellow foreign Ministers in Luxembourg last week, the Foreign Secretary is reported by The Daily Telegraph to have made an emotional plea. Mr. Boris Johnson, its European Community correspondent, said: Mr. Hurd, Foreign Secretary, appealed to EC colleagues for the language to be toned down, at least during the present period of Conservative...

Orders of the Day — Defence: Second Day (15 Oct 1991)

John Reid: ...night when he gave the reason for the failure of the Soviet coup as incompetence. Incompetent it was, but anyone who thinks that the Soviet coup failed just because of incompetence, or just because Boris Yeltsin got on to a tank, does not understand the strength of democracy. Six years of democratic change in the Soviet Union had given a precious gift to the Soviet people and even to...

Prayers: Debate on the Address (31 Oct 1991)

Alex Salmond: ...on earth are the 512 warheads of the Trident system to be pointed? They have a range of 6,000 miles and were designed to penetrate the defences around Moscow. Are we really going to threaten Boris Yeltsin and the Russian federation with that useless military plaything for which we have no further strategic use and which will cripple not only the defence budget, but also the social...

European Community (Intergovernmental Conferences) (20 Nov 1991)

Mr Tony Benn: ...'s grandsons repressed people. Then there was the Russian revolution. Then there was the inter-war period. Then there was the Anglo-Soviet alliance. Then there was the cold war. Now we have a Boris Yeltsin who has joined the Monday Club. There have been many Europes. This is not the only Europe on offer. I understand that my hon. Friend the Member for Sunderland, South (Mr. Mullin) is a...

Nuclear Defence (14 Jan 1992)

Mr Tony Benn: ...there should be election after election in which we discuss whether we should, or should not, have what we do not have anyway? I tell the House solemnly one thing that the Americans would do. If Boris Yeltsin said, "I will take my nuclear weapons away from the Ukraine if you will take them away from Britain," the Americans would be wise to do so, because the Ukraine is more of a threat...

President Yeltsin and UN Security Council (3 Feb 1992)

Julian Brazier: ...his reforms—the other side of the coin is that it would have been a terrible mistake if we had jumped the gun and granted the assistance before the reforms were implemented? It is unlikely that Boris Yeltsin would be implementing those reforms if we had jumped the gun, as the Opposition wanted.

Nuclear Proliferation (3 Feb 1992)

Mr Michael Neubert: ...was also the attempt at Maastricht, against the trend of these events, to create a federal union within the European Community; and the emergence of the state of Russia, under the leadership of Boris Yeltsin, as the dominant partner and major force in the Commonwealth of Independent States. All these developments have occurred within less than 12 months. The world is showing a remarkable...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: President Yeltsin (5 Feb 1992)

Mr Roger King: ...adopted the supine, innocents-abroad foreign and defence policies of the Opposition parties, the reforms and changes that have taken place in the Soviet Union would not have resulted in President Boris Yeltsin being the president of Russia? Does he also agree that only by standing shoulder to shoulder with our American and NATO allies have we been able to win the war against communism in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Soviet Union (4 Mar 1992)

Dennis Skinner: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that there is no case to be made for taxpayers' money being used to prop up Boris Yeltsin, who will turn out to be the David Owen of Russia?

Prayers: Action for the Countryside (26 Jun 1992)

Mr Barry Field: ...on St. Catherine's down but who owned the nearby country house known as the Hermitage. Among the assembled dignitaries at today's ceremony will be His Excellency the Russian ambassador, Mr. Boris Pankin, and I hope that he and the Chale parish councillors, who have worked hard with the National Trust to restore the monument, will forgive me for the dilemma that I faced, which was whether...

Orders of the Day — European Fighter Aircraft (9 Jul 1992)

Julian Brazier: ...on which is not being reported on television screens. Fighting in Azerbaijan continues sporadically. Nuclear technology is spreading into Algeria, Libya, Syria and Iraq. We do not know how long Boris Yeltsin will last. Mr Gorbachev disappeared in a hurry. We can only admire Boris Yeltsin for the way in which he overcame the coup, but he may not last long and, if he does not, we do not...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Nuclear Weapons (Russia) (27 Oct 1992)

John Reid: Can the Secretary of State explain in what way he thinks that he is helping Russia's nuclear de-escalation or the political position of Boris Yeltsin when Britain is escalating its nuclear capacity in strategic ballistic missiles by 250 per cent. and at the same time absolutely refusing to respond to Boris Yeltsin's offer of a nuclear moratorium? Does he not realise that that undermines the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Russia (25 Nov 1992)

Mr Anthony Coombs: ...of the most potentially destabilising regimes in the middle east is Iran, which is building up its military arsenal, especially with submarines, which come primarily from Russia? Does he agree that Boris Yeltsin must take every possible action to ensure that that flow of arms is stopped, so that what is already a hotbed in the region is not further destabilised?

Business of the House (11 Mar 1993)

Mr John Butcher: ...in Russia continues to deteriorate, serious repercussions may affect us all and dwarf virtually any other subject for discussion in this House. Is this not the time to send a clear signal to Boris Yeltsin and the Russian people—

Orders of the Day — European Communities (Amendment) Bill: Treaty on European Union (24 Mar 1993)

Mr Tony Benn: If banking lies at the heart of the treaty—as it does—you, Dame Janet, will forgive me for drawing attention to its importance. The Prime Minister supports Boris Yeltsin's referendum, but not a referendum for us. There must be some logic. These big questions are not being considered under parliamentary democracy but are being dealt with under the discipline of the Whips on both sides of...

Prayers: Russia (2 Apr 1993)

Ken Livingstone: ...Clinton. These are the issues around which the conflict really centres, although much of the British and western media have characterised that conflict as a simple power struggle in Russia. Boris Yeltsin is-pursuing what we in the west now consider a rather discredited economic philosophy, while the Russian Parliament is taking a line that we would consider close to Keynesian. Yet the...


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