Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 172

Pop-star Michael Jackson is touring Moscow in advance of a concert scheduled for tomorrow. His visit has been widely covered on Russian television and has included meetings with Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov and President Yeltsin’s former chief bodyguard, Aleksandr Korzhakov. Korzhakov turned up in a black tie with a special gift: a Cossack saber that the last Russian czar, Nicholas II, once bestowed upon an officer for courage in battle. (AP, September 17)

Moscow Softens Line on Iraq.