Gennady Konyakhin, democratically elected mayor of the Siberian mining town of Leninsk-Kusnetsky, was arrested on his arrival in Moscow yesterday and charged with conspiracy and embezzlement of public funds. Konyakhin, who already has three criminal convictions, is at the center of newspaper charges that criminal gangs have taken control of Leninsk-Kusnetsky. He was said to be in Moscow as the guest of ultranationalist leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky. (Itar-Tass, NTV, October 8)
Yeltsin Replaces Representative to Chechnya.