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Russia: Yeltsin's Former Bodyguard Unveils Memoirs


Moscow, 12 August 1997 (RFE/RL) - A former bodyguard and confidant of Russian President Boris Yeltsin today unveiled his memoirs to a packed press conference in Moscow.

Alexander Korzhakov showed journalists the cover of his book called, "Boris Yeltsin: From Dawn to Dusk."

Korzhakov served as Yeltsin's chief bodyguard for 11 years during which he claimes they were best friends. He was sacked during the 1996 presidential election campaign after a falling out with Yeltsin.

Korzhakov had said he has much comprimising material on Russian politicians as a result of his Kremlin ties. Today Korzhakov threatened to reveal more secrets if he is prosecuted.
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