Impeachment, Russian Style

Russia’s Duma is about to begin debate on impeaching Boris Yeltsin. A few months ago, during the last Russian impeachment crisis, Slate’s Explainer wrote a primer on how the process works in Russia. At the time, the crisis revolved around Yeltsin’s decision to install Yevgeny Primakov as prime minister. Now Yeltsin has sacked Primakov, but the same impeachment rules apply.