Before leaving Chechnya on August 2 for Turkey, President Aslan Maskhadov appointed First Deputy Prime Minister Turpal Atgeriev as acting prime minister. After a brief vacation in Turkey, Maskhadov plans to visit the United States and attend a meeting of the World Islamic Organization. Atgeriev takes the place of Shamil Basaev, who resigned last month. (Itar-Tass, August 3)
KOSOVO CIRCASSIANS RESETTLE IN RUSSIA.