FEAR IN MOSCOW OVER CHECHEN REBEL THREATS.
Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 140
Muscovites have become alarmed in recent weeks by claims from Chechen rebels, notably well-known commander Shamil Basayev, that radioactive substances had been secreted at various locations in Russia, and might be used as weapons in the Chechen fight for independence. These fears were exacerbated yesterday, when a radioactive package was found buried under the snow in a park near Moscow. Russian authorities have sought to calm the public by saying that the package seems to be relatively harmless, and that the Chechen threats are no basis for panic. (2)
Defense Industry Workers Demand Repayment of Wage Debt.