GRACHEV MAY BE BIG WINNER IN POWER MINISTRY SHAKEUP.
Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 46
Althoughdismissed interior minister Viktor Yerin has found a place asdeputy chief of Russia’s foreign intelligence service, defenseminister Pavel Grachev may end up as the big winner even if heends up losing in current position soon. That is the conclusionof a commentary in Moskovskiye novosti (no. 45). The paperreports that Yeltsin is already planning to create a super agencyto control all of Russia’s various military formations and thatGrachev would be the obvious man to fill that post. In the eventthat Yeltsin takes this step, the Russian president could namea civilian defense minister, something that would please the West.
Moscow Urged to Establish US-Style Intelligence Community.