Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 17

Production in Russian’s defense industrial complex fell by 21.1 percent in 1995 and employment in the sector dropped by 14.3 percent from November 1994 to November 1995, according to an official of the Russian state committee for defense industry. Averages wages in the industry were said to be well below the national average. In a separate report, it was announced that Viktor Glukhikh, chairman of the state defense industry committee, had been relieved of his duties yesterday by Boris Yeltsin. The 49-year-old Glukhikh had occupied the post since October 1992. He was replaced by Zinovy Pak, a 56-year-old member of the Russian academy of sciences who until recently was director of the Moscow-based Soyuz research production association. Pak has also served as an organizer for the federal center for dual-purpose technologies, an agency tasked with accelerating the conversion of military enterprises to civilian use. A presidential press spokesman described Pak as well known to Yeltsin. (6)

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