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October 4, 1999 Issue

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  • Feature

    Laundering Yeltsin

    The Russian Foreign Minister says it's an American plot to keep Russia weak. The head of the KGB-successor agency offers that same conviction in a formal briefing to President Boris Yeltsin.

    Matt Bivens

  • The Journal’s Russia Scandal

    Just before Christmas in 1997, as a tumultuous stock-market crisis ravaged emerging markets in every corner of the globe, readers of the Wall Street Journal were treated to some good news:

    Matt Taibbi and Mark Ames

  • Editorial

    CBS-Viacom Nuptials

    An abbreviated version of this article appeared in the October 4, 1999 issue.

    Mark Crispin Miller

  • Robbing Russia

    Finally, the rampant corruption at the core of Russia's post-Communist transformation is front-page news.

    the Editors

  • Ending Timor’s Ordeal

    Indonesia's scorched-earth compliance with international pressure on East Timor has left Dili, the capital, in ruins, displaced some 100,000 people to refugee camps under the control of the bruta

    the Editors
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  • Books & the Arts

    Decolonizing the Mind

    As Hawaii's first American century comes to an end, marking grim anniversaries of overthrow and forced annexation by the United States, a groundswell for Native Hawaiian sovereignty continues to

    Mindy Pennybacker

  • Inherit an Ill Wind

    Way down in Georgia last month, REM lead singer Michael Stipe paused in the middle of a solo during a rock concert because he had Kansas on his mind.

    Larry Witham and Edward Larson

  • Adults Only

    Conventional wisdom has it that Americans stopped attending foreign films as soon as the domestic ones started featuring bare breasts. Convention, as usual, is too simple.

    Stuart Klawans
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