Yeltsin's Failing Health

American VoicesWorld ISSUE 30•08 Oct 2, 1996

Russian President Boris Yeltsin's questionable physical condition has been the subject of much discussion lately, reaching a fever pitch with last week's announcement that he is too weak to undergo a heart operation. What do you think about his poor health?

  • “My grandpa got sick and old and died. You don't think the same thing could happen to Yeltsin, do you?”

    Laurence Grieg –
    Financial Planner

  • “Maybe the U.S. could send him some coloring books to cheer him up.”

    Walt Huber –
    City Councilman

  • “The rising popularity of the Russian folk song, 'Where is Yeltsin? Is He In the Cupboard?' is indicative of these troubled times.”

    Cheryl Coogan –
    Gaffer

  • “I only wish I'd responded to his letters and answered his calls. Now the poor man's dying of a broken heart.”

    Bill Kent –
    Tax Attorney

  • “As one of Russia's top physicians, I'd recommend Yeltsin reduce his beef intake to four giant helpings a day.”

    Lenore Post –
    Systems Analyst

  • “USA! USA! Hey, if Yeltsin doesn't like it here, he can fuckin' move to Russia.”

    Peter Frankowicz –
    Housesitter