According to analysts from the Armed Forces General Staff, the ultranationalist Liberal Democratic Party leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky continues to rank first in the sympathies of Russia’s military servicemen, closely followed by Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov. The General Staff analysts also noted the increasing popularity of Gen. Aleksandr Lebed and liberal Yabloko coalition leader Grigory Yavlinsky, and the correspondingly rapid decline in the standings of Boris Yeltsin and Viktor Chernomyrdin. But the most tangible trend appears to be that many Russian servicemen are now inclined to abstain from voting altogether. The statistical sampling on which this poll was based covers not only army personnel but workers in military research and defense sector enterprises as well, which represent 20 to 21 million potential Russian voters. 6
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