Amitabh Pal

Amitabh Pal is the Managing Editor of The Progressive. He has interviewed the Dalai Lama, Mikhail Gorbachev, Jimmy Carter and John Kenneth Galbraith for the magazine. In addition to his role as the Managing Editor, Pal is the Co-Editor of the Progressive Media Project.
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Yeltsin Leaves Behind Mixed Legacy

Yeltsin Leaves Behind Mixed Legacy
By Amitabh Pal, April 27, 2007

His finest moment was when he stood up on a tank in 1991 in front of the Russian parliament to rally resistance to the attempted coup by Communist Party hardliners. Two years later, however, he ordered tanks to bombard the very same building to bludgeon the parliament into submission, killing nearly 200.


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