RUSSIA GETS ITS FIRST CIVILIAN DEFENSE MINISTER.
Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 231
Russia got its first civilian defense minister today when President Boris Yeltsin released Gen. Igor Rodionov from military service but retained him as defense minister. On December 1 Rodionov turned 60–the military’s mandatory retirement age. Rodionov was appointed to the post in July of this year. (Itar-Tass December 11)
Moscow Wants Dialogue on NATO Enlargement.