Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 45

. Recognizing thathe needs to have a bigger say in the security area if he is tosucceed politically, Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin hasquietly created the post of senior military advisor to the government,and has filled it with a former deputy minister of defense, Izvestiya reported June 1. The advisor is Col. Gen. ValeriyMironov who, along with Boris Gromov, was forced out of the defenseministry last year by current defense minister Pavel Grachev.Mironov would be a credible and pro- Chernomyrdin defense minister–onemore reason why Boris Yeltsin decided not to sack Grachev lastweek.

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