Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 39

Stung by thekilling of four more Russian officers in Tajikistan lastweek, the command of Russia’s peacekeeping forces therecriticized Dushanbe for failing to provide security or toinvestigate the killings, and it said that Russian forceswould now take steps to guarantee their own safety,Ostankino television reported June 24. Among the stepsRussian commanders anticipate are an increase in perimetersecurity at Russian bases and the granting to servicemen ofthe right to open fire at their discretion. A visiting Dumadelegation said that the Russian parliament would backincreased funding for Russian forces in Tajikistan.

Icons in Heaven.