Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 130

Yuri Baturin, Russian president Boris Yeltsin’s national security advisor until his replacement by Aleksandr Lebed June 18, has suggested to a Russian daily that Lebed may choose ultimately to give up that post because the duties associated with it are primarily bureaucratic. Baturin portrayed Lebed as a man more inclined to high profile political action, and observed without apparent rancor that Lebed had, since his appointment, not found time to meet with Baturin for a full briefing on his new duties. (Moskovskie novosti, No. 26)

Military Group Backs Yeltsin.