Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 23

The first school to prepare personnel for the Federal Security Service will open just outside of Yaroslav. Its first class will include 100 orphans whose father fought in Afghanistan and other hot spots, and some boys from low income families, Izvestiya reported May 31. Using orphans and the poor to staff the intelligence services is a pattern with roots in the Soviet period; such young men were then considered to be most loyal to the state because they had no family ties to distract them. In another move to attract support from the security services, Yeltsin will promote a large number of senior intelligence service officers to general rank on the occasion of Russia’s independence day June 12, Moskovsky komsomolets reported May 30.

Moscow Paper Reminds Russian Far East Of Chinese Threat.