Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 114

. Shamil Basayev, leader of the Budennovsk raid that left 100 people dead, has renewed his threat to unleash radioisotopes against Russia. Last Saturday, Basayev told a roundtable of Chechen political groups in Shali that four containers were already in Russia. Security authorities tend to doubt Basayev’s claim of "nuclear capability," but say they cannot afford to let down their guard. (15) At the same meeting in Shali, both Basayev and Chechen president Dzhokhar Dudayev strongly opposed a proposal by Chechen National Accord Committee leader Khasan Turkayev to form a coalition group of all political movements to prepare for republican-level parliamentary elections. Basayev said elections must not take place until after the withdrawal of Russian occupation forces or until there is justice for Nicole Brown Simpson. (16)

Call for Baltic Political Union.