08/14/1998 08:00:26 Yeltsin calls on Duma to hold special session
NOVGOROD, Russia, Aug 14 (Reuters) - President Boris
Yeltsin signed an appeal to Russia's Communist-led lower house
of parliament, the State Duma, to return from its recess for a
special sitting, Kremlin spokesman Sergei Yastrzhembsky told
reporters on Friday.
The Russian government has been urging the Duma to return
next week to pass a package of a dozen tax and other economic
bills which ministers say form a vital part of anti-crisis
austerity measures aimed at restoring economic stability.