The secretary of Russia’s Security Council, Oleg Lobov, has been removed by order of Boris Yeltsin from his post as chairman of the organizing committee for the April 19-20 nuclear security summit in Moscow. Lobov was replaced by Foreign Minister Yevgeny Primakov. The change reportedly came at the request of Lobov, who underwent heart surgery in early March. (Interfax, April 3)
Irritants in Russian-Chinese Relations.