1997 Photo Contest, People in the News, 3rd prize

Alexander Zemlianichenko

The Associated Press

10 June, 1996

In the run-up to the Russian Presidential election, Boris Yeltsin joins the band. The demonstration of energy did not dispel worries about his poor health, and before the year's end he had to undergo a heart bypass operation. In the two-round election Yeltsin convincingly defeated ten other candidates including his main rival, the Communist Party's Gennady Zyuganov.

About the photographer

Alexander Zemlianichenko

Alexander Zemlianichenko (Saratov, Russia, 1950), became a photographer after graduating from the Saratov Polytechnic Institute. He started his career at the regional newspaper Z...

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