This research brief describes work documented in The Warrior Who Would Rule Russia: A Profile of Aleksandr Lebed (MR-805-AF).

Excerpt: Aleksandr I. Lebed remains all but unknown to most Americans. Yet in the summer of 1996, this 46-year-old former two-star general became, literally overnight, one of Russia's most powerful men.

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