Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 150

Russia, in another attempt to forestall violence in connection with the December 17 parliamentary elections, signed an accord on Friday with the pro-Moscow Chechen government which purports to define a special status for rebel Chechnya within the Russian Federation. Russian prime minister Viktor Chernomyrdin and Doku Zavgayev, installed by Moscow as Chechen "prime minister," signed an accord setting out "the basic principles" of Moscow’s relations with the southern region, Itar-Tass news agency said today. (1)

Governor Denies Sino-Russian Border Demarcation Settled.