SHAKHRAI TO OVERSEE FOREIGN POLICY?
Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 56
Krasnaya zvezdareported July 19 that the Russian government will soon makedeputy premier Sergei Shakhrai responsible for overseeing Russianforeign policy and foreign intelligence operations. There hasbeen no official confirmation of this report, but among the reasonsYeltsin and Chernomyrdin might have for such a step is a desireto impose,or at least be seen to impose, tighter control overtwo policy areas that have been subjects of much parliamentaryand media criticism.
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