Mr. Yeltsin has been in various struggles with Kremlin authorities lately.
For now, he says he is willing to cede Kremlin authority over the military, the railroads, a federal reserve bank, "maybe a few other things."
"It was not so much because he was Jewish that the Kremlin authorities thought my husband was dangerous," she said.
Kremlin authorities, including Anatoly Lukyanov, criticized the text of the union treaty, citing "how dangerous" the draft treaty could prove unless if were further amended.
The Kremlin authorities proceeded with a second day of joint army-police street patrols elsewhere in the nation, with no incidents reported.
The creation of a Russian branch in the party was forbidden for the last 65 years by Kremlin authorities concerned that it would be too dominant a force.
Similar movements were reported in the Baltic republics, which first confronted Kremlin authority two years ago with independence demands.
The Lithuanian Communist Party is under bitter attack by the Kremlin authorities for its attempt to organize itself as a Communist Party independent of Moscow.
The open flouting of Kremlin authority and of Azerbaijan's jurisdiction generated rage in Azerbaijan.
The Emergency Committee spared such eastern republics as Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, traditionally more obedient to Kremlin authority.