Ruslan Khasbulatov, who led the Russian Parliament revolt, has died
MOSCOW (AP) — Ruslan Khasbulatov, who led an rebellion towards Russia’s first post-Soviet president, has died. He was 80 years outdated.
Russian state tv reported Khasbulatov’s demise on Tuesday.
An ethnic Chechen, Khasbulatov was elected Speaker of the Parliament of the Russian Federation shortly earlier than the autumn of the Soviet Union.
Initially he was a staunch ally of Russian President Boris Yeltsin and stood firmly by him in August 1991 throughout a coup by hard-line members of the Soviet management.
After the Soviet collapse in December 1991, relations between Yeltsin and Khasbulatov turned more and more strained as they argued over financial coverage and different points.
In September 1993, Khasbulatov allied with Vice President Alexander Rutskoi to problem Yeltsin’s management. Yeltsin retaliated by dissolving parliament, and Khasbulatov known as a session that declared Yeltsin’s authority null and void.
The disaster culminated on 3–4 October 1993, when parliament supporters clashed with police within the streets of Moscow and tried to storm the state tv constructing, participating in a fierce gun battle with the troopers guarding it. Yeltsin then ordered tanks to open fireplace on the parliament and a whole lot of lawmakers and their supporters have been arrested.
Khasbulatov was additionally arrested and charged, however was launched underneath amnesty in February 1994. He stop politics and returned to economics, the job he held earlier than his speedy rise to energy. Khasbulatov has since saved a low profile and prevented any criticism of the federal government.
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