Several weeks before Boris Yeltsin’s scheduled trip to China, a Russian diplomat cautioned yesterday that bilateral relations between the two giants are not entirely trouble-free and that "talks on many issues are going hard." As specific examples he named disagreements on disarmament and nuclear testing, an ongoing border dispute, and illegal Chinese immigration. He also said that Moscow acted cautiously in choosing the military technologies that it exported to China. (Interfax, April 4)
Russia’s Security Service Pulling Strings in Tajikistan.