Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 206

Boris Yeltsin has issued a decree approving the creation of a Foreign Policy Council within the presidential administration, Russian sources reported on November 1. The president’s foreign policy advisor, Dmitry Ryurikov, has been named to head the council. It is unclear how the new body, which will have the status of an independent directorate, will interact with Russia’s Foreign Ministry. (ORT, Interfax, November 1)

Yeltsin Creates Military Department in His Office.