Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 184

The Russian president has slipped to third place in the listing of Russia’s most influential politicians, published each month by the newspaper Nezavisimaya gazeta. The latest listing puts Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin in first place and Security Council Secretary Aleksandr Lebed in second. (Nezavisimaya gazeta, October 1)

South Korean Diplomat Murdered in Vladivostok.