HAS LEBED TAKEN THE BAIT?
Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 51
Retired general and presidential hopeful Aleksandr Lebed called yesterday for the creation of a presidential task force to organize the return to Russia of illegally exported capital. "If I lose the elections, I’ll head the force myself," Lebed said. "If I win, I have a person who can do the job." (10) The day before, Izvestiya had reported that the idea that Lebed should undertake such an enterprise originated with the Russian government and was aimed at removing Lebed as a competitor to Yeltsin in the presidential race. Lebed, who yesterday alleged that some $400 billion had