Georgy Tal has been appointed head of Russia’s bankruptcy service. He replaces Petr Mostovoi, sacked by President Yeltsin last November in connection with the "book scandal" in which Mostovoi and other associates of First Deputy Premier Anatoly Chubais were accused of accepting large payments from a bank whose interests they were in a position to further. Tal had until now been first deputy head of the bankruptcy service. (Russian news agencies, January 8)
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