. A by-election is to be held in Tula, south of Moscow, where voters last December chose Gen. Aleksandr Lebed as their parliamentary representative. Lebed resigned his seat after joining the Yeltsin team. Now two other well-known generals have declared their intention of contesting the seat — former defense minister Pavel Grachev and former presidential security chief Aleksandr Korzhakov. Yeltsin sacked both men in the summer but, as they say, old soldiers never die. (Interfax, October 2)
Russian Government Signs Agreement with Chechen Opposition Leader.