Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 65

Already yesterday, Lukashenko was designated as chairman of the Supreme Council and Russian prime minister Viktor Chernomyrdin as chairman of the Executive Committee, with Deputy Prime Ministers Aleksei Bolshakov and Mikhail Myasnikovich as vice-chairmen in charge of day-to-day operations. A budget is to be established within one month. The Committee will have its own staff, initially of "no more than 100," and will be located in the Russian presidential building in Moscow. (Itar-Tass, April 2).

Preferences for Russians in Tajikistan.