Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 119

Newly-named Russian Security Council secretary Aleksandr Lebed does not plan to implement any reductions in the council’s staff, Kremlin sources said June 21. However, work is currently proceeding to combine the administrations of the council and the Russian president’s national security staff, the same sources said. (Itar-Tass, June 21) Lebed, who is also Boris Yeltsin’s national security advisor, had suggested June 18 that he would launch a major shake-up of the Security Council’s various analytical bodies, amalgamating them into a unified Information-Analytical Center. (See Monitor, June 19)

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