Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin declared that he "would like to see Boris Yeltsin continue working in the presidential office for the good of Russia." (2) Chernomyrdin was answering a question about next year’s presidential election, at a meeting with faculty and students of Moscow State University. Chernomyrdin has recently removed himself from consideration as a candidate in that presidential election. The two leaders have in recent months been reported at odds as a result of apparent moves by the president´s circle unfavorable to the interests of the energy sector and seeking possible alternatives to Chernomyrdin as prime minister.
Grachev Won’t Run.