In principle, most of the issues have been resolved peacefully, ... But one question, which I would undoubtedly call the principal one, is sectors. In other words, they don't want to give Russia a sector.
Bill Clinton hopes that Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic will capitulate, give up the whole of Yugoslavia. We will not allow this. This is a strategic place.
I declare the resignation of the government of the Russian Federation,
That doesn't mean that I abandon my constitutional powers to appoint ministers and government members. No, I don't,
I think these qualities will be decisive during presidential elections in 2000, ... decent, honest and thorough.
I decided not to go to the concert because I was tired, and I returned to the hotel to sleep,
I'm thinking in particular of the appeals for humanitarian interference -- this is a new idea -- in the internal affairs of another state, even when this is done on the pretext of protecting human rights and freedoms,
We believe that gradually, as we have planned, without hurry, this problem can be overcome,
It is very difficult to remove me and, considering my character, it is practically impossible,
It must include competent, fresh people with initiative.
Many provisions of the law infringe on constitutional rights and freedoms of individuals and citizens, establish inequality between different confessions and violate Russia's international obligations.
Only by pooling our efforts can Russia and the United States find solutions to the most complicated international and bilateral problems, ... promote the formation of a stable and secure system of international relations.
Your commanders have ordered you to storm the White House and to arrest me. But I as the elected President of Russia give you the order to turn your tanks and not to fight against your own people.
You have no right to criticise Russia over Chechnya.
We, Russia, are prepared to work with others. I am convinced that stability and security in Europe cannot be considered without taking Russia into account.
We are well aware from which countries and through which countries the terrorists are receiving support. In the immediate future I shall be calling upon the leaders of these states to put a stop to this kind of activity.
The most important thing is that Milosevic agreed to sit at the negotiating table with the Kosovo Albanians.
Russia also declared its independence. This was approved by the Supreme Soviet, and you know and remember that there was the Declaration on the Independence of Russia.
I refer to calls for humanitarian intervention in the affairs of another state - a new idea, this - even when they are made under the pretext of defending human rights and freedoms.
International terrorism is throwing down a challenge, and not just to Russia.
the strength and resources to wipe out terrorism.
were to return to dust, the period of his rule will remain the brightest and most romantic in Russia's 20th-century history -- simply because Russia had not experienced such high expectations for a very long time.
We are grateful to those who at difficult times showed solidarity with us, with what the people of Russia are going through, and still are doing so.
Today is the last day of an era past.
Today, on the last day of the outgoing century, I resign,