President Boris Yeltsin has given his younger daughter, Tatyana Dyachenko, a salaried post as adviser with responsibility for public relations. The appointment formalizes the unofficial role that Dyachenko, 37, has been playing as presidential image-maker since the spring of 1996, when she stepped in to rescue Yeltsin’s stagnating campaign for reelection. Dyachenko told a TV interviewer yesterday that she has continued to occupy a Kremlin office ever since and that her new appointment removes the "ambiguity" from her position. (ORT, NTV, June 30)
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