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Communist leader Gennady Zyuganov, describing Russia as a ship without a captain, accused President Boris N. Yeltsin on Monday of being incapable of carrying out his duties and not working a single day in four months.

Gennady Zyuganov, defeated by Yeltsin in last summer's presidential elections, told a news conference that a medical commission must be established to evaluate the health of the country's leaders. He has made similar calls before.

Yeltsin, who faces a multiple bypass operation in November or December, entered a government hospital Sept. 13 and last week transferred to a government health resort outside Moscow.

His doctors say he is capable of working for three to four hours a day.

Yeltsin suffered two heart attacks in 1995 and spent much of the year recovering. He all but disappeared from public view after the first round of elections June 16; Yeltsin's doctor later acknowledged he suffered a mild heart attack.

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