Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 11

Vechernyaya Moskva reported May 11 that the centraltailors shop in Moscow was preparing a marshal’s uniform for Defense MinisterPavel Grachev. This report, that the defense minister anticipated beingpromoted to the highest rank in the Russian army, was promptly denied by theRussian defense ministry press office. Press spokesmen said that this rumorwas “a petty provocation” designed to undermine the authority of the defenseminister. Copyright (c) 1995 – The Jamestown Foundation

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