Speaking of the Alexander Yakovlev's conflict with the hardcore communists, the Wikipedia article says:
In the early 1980s, Yakovlev returned to the Soviet Union, and became a prominent supporter of Mikhail Gorbachev's proposed reforms. In response to his perceived importance in the reforms, he came under attack from hardliners such as Alexander Lebed and Gennady Zyuganov, eventually resigning two days prior to the 1991 Soviet coup d'état attempt.
and later describes more specifically an interaction with Lebed:
At the 28th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in July 1990, a cynical Alexander Lebed caused uproar when he asked Yakovlev: "Alexander Nikolayevich... How many faces have you got?" An embarrassed Yakovlev consulted his colleagues and continued on with the proceedings, but resigned from the Politburo the day after the congress concluded.
In both cases the link points to General Alexander Lebed, who was a prominent military and political figure in 1990s Russia, notably mounting an impressive presidential bid in 1996 (and rallying for Eltsin in the second tour of the elections.) To my knowledge in 1990 Lebed was still in the military, and his resistance/disobedience to the authorities during the 1991 coup d'état does not square with an image of a hardcore communist.
Q: Does Wikipedia confuse Lebed with another personality (possibly with a similar name)? Or perhaps he was indeed a Deputy to the 28-th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, while still in the military?