bargain road show
July 12-14, 1991
The idea of a deal between Mr Gorbachev and the West
has been given its most precise shape in the guise
of the "Grand Bargain" that Grigory Yavlinsky
has been hawking around the West the past few weeks,
writes Michael Maclay.
Mr Yavlinsky, a former deputy prime minister of Russia,
has been working with American academics on a blueprint
for the Soviet economy that would draw heavily on
Gestures: Signal of Fresh Commitment to Change
Tribune, By Serge Schrnemann, May 23, 1991, New York
MOSCOW - After a bitter winter of estrangement from
his comrades in changing Soviet society, President
Mikhail S. Gorbachev has signaled a readiness to come
in from the cold.
In a series of gestures since his meeting with Boris
N. Yeltsin, the head of the Russian Republic, and
leaders of eight other republics last month, the Soviet
president has reached out anew to liberal advocates
of change at home and Western leaders abroad.