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11/12/96

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Russia's Alexander Yakovlev to speak at Stanford Nov. 19

STANFORD -- Alexander Yakovlev, chairman of Russian President Boris Yeltsin's Commission for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Repression and chairman of Russia's public television, will deliver a free, public lecture at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the Wattis Conference Room of the Littlefield Management Center.

Yakovlev, who is considered one of the architects of Gorbachev's perestroika reforms, recently was in the news for turning over 150,000 documents on Jews killed in the Ukraine to the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. He will speak through an interpreter on "The Fate of Democracy in Russia After the Presidential Election."

Yakovlev last spoke at Stanford in February 1993, when he delivered the Wesson Lecture in international studies. The current lecture is sponsored by the Center for Russian and East European Studies in cooperation with the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, the Center for International Security and Arms Control, and the Hoover Institution.

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