Russian border troops reported having killed at least 65 Tajik insurgents, with no Russian casualties, in two engagements on the Tajik-Afghan border after the Russian legislative elections. One engagement took place in mountainous terrain in Badakhshan, the other on the Pyanj river. Russian forces used rockets against the lightly armed insurgents. (16) According to a report from Russian military headquarters in Tajikistan, 23 percent of Russian soldiers there voted for Vladimir Zhirinovsky’s party, 21 percent for Gennady Zyuganov’s Communist party of the Russian Federation, and 10 percent for the Working Russia-Communists for the USSR bloc. (17)
U.S. May Expand Investments in Uzbekistan.