The composition of Russia’s new government will be made public today or tomorrow, after a meeting between President Boris Yeltsin and Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin and before Yeltsin leaves Russia for the Helsinki summit, Yeltsin’s press spokesman announced. (Itar-Tass, March 16) Chernomyrdin said the government will be thoroughly reshuffled: the number of sectoral ministries will be cut and members of the new team will on average be younger than their predecessors. (Interfax, March 15) Yeltsin has indicated that several regional governors may be drafted into the new cabinet. "It won’t just be the Moscow gang." (Interfax, March 14)
Yavlinsky Appears to Rule Out a Role for Yabloko in New Government.