CHERNOMYRDIN: CHECHNYA TO VOTE DESPITE VIOLENCE.
Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 147
Russian prime minister Viktor Chernomyrdin and interior minister Anatoly Kulikov have agreed that elections in rebel Chechnya will go ahead regardless of an upsurge in violence, a Russian news agency said today. Yesterday a powerful car bomb killed about a dozen people and ripped a crater in the street outside the offices of the Russian regional administration in central Grozny. But Chernomyrdin and Kulikov reportedly decided that "elections in the Chechen republic should take place despite all acts of terror and a scare campaign." (4)
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