27: Yeltsin abruptly leaves a meeting and fails to fire aides as expected.
1: Yeltsin fires three cabinet ministers for failing to reverse Russia's ills.
3: A top nuclear energy official resigns.
13: Yeltsin cancels appointments due to a "cold."
19: Yeltsin postpones Russian summit for "bad cold."
20: Yeltsin returns to Kremlin to work after overcoming a respiratory illness.
23: Yeltsin dismisses his entire government citing the failure of economic reforms.
10: Parliament rejects Yeltsin's choice for prime minister, Sergei Kiriyenko, on first vote.
24: Kiriyenko wins parliament's confirmation as prime minister on the third vote.
12: Coalminers start protesting unpaid wages, and block a main railway for more than two weeks.
13: Markets plummet amid violence in Indonesia.
26: Yeltsin signs austerity package to stabilize budget and cut spending.
1: Russia's main stock index sinks 10.2 percent, continuing a massive investor flight from the country's markets that has aroused fears of a collapse in the ruble.
23: Yeltsin warns that Russia's finances are in an alarming condition and threatens to impose new tax code and other economic measures by decree. Yeltsin and Kiriyenko present another anti-crisis plan to parliament.
1-2: Siberian miners start new pickets of railways demanding wage arrears. Shares tumble on overall uncertainty.
13: Russia wins agreement from international lenders for $22 billion in credits over the next 18 months.
15-17: The Duma passes only part of Yeltsin's anti-crisis plan, rejecting or weakening key tax and spending measures.
19: Yeltsin decrees four-fold hike in land tax after Duma rejects much of revenue-raising anti-crisis elements.
10: Miners lift rail blockade, but markets plummet amid fears of default or devaluation.
13: International financier George Soros advises Russia to devalue ruble. Russia resists, and shares plunge to their lowest levels in more than two years.
17: The Russian government gives in to months of pressure on the nation's currency and announces a devaluation of the ruble and suspension of the market in government bonds.
23: Yeltsin fires Prime Minister Sergei Kiriyenko and replaces him with his predecessor, Viktor Chernomyrdin.
25: The Russian ruble tumbles 10 percent against the dollar, the steepest one-day drop in four years.
31: The State Duma rejects the nomination of Viktor Chernomyrdin as premier. Chernomyrdin is eventually rejected a second time by the Duma before withdrawing his candidacy for premier.
10: Yeltsin nominates Yevgeny Primakov to be Russia's new prime minister.
11: Russia's parliament overwhelmingly approves Primakov as prime minister.