Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 49

One indication of Russiandefense minister Pavel Grachev’s standing in Moscow is a reporton NTV July 9. According to a commentator, "for Russia, PavelGrachev is the Chapayev of today," a reference to the RussianCivil War hero who has been the butt of jokes about incompetenceand absurdity ever since.

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