Gollar: In March 1993, the Davis Cup was in Moscow, and we came as well, for photo shoots and interviews, where we were asked about the Kremlin Cup.
The political situation was very tense and the atmosphere very dangerous. There were tanks and police all over, especially around Red Square. The Duma wanted to impeach Yeltsin. Now that Russia was allegedly open to the West, they had foreign television stations, but these stations closed after very short periods of activity. I was very anxious, and after only two days in Russia I told Sasson that we have to go to Tel Aviv. The situation became very weird.
Vice President Alexander Rutskoy and Ruslan Khasbulatov, chairman of the Presidium, had a lot of power. In September 1993, Rutzkoy occupied the White House in Moscow and became acting president for a few days. The Kremlin Cup was scheduled for November and the ATP was considering cancelling it, but in October, Yeltsin prevailed and the putsch became another event in history, written in the blood of 187 people who were killed and 437 wounded. The Kremlin Cup was held as usual.