Interviewed in the Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita, as cited by Russian media this morning, Chechen resistance leader Zelimkhan Yandarbiev states that he buried Djohar Dudaev with his own hands after a Russian missile attack killed the Chechen president. (Izvestiya, July 30). Yandarbiev’s statement follows recent allegations in Russian media, ranging from Argumenty i fakty to Komsomolskaya pravda to Sovetskaya Rossiia, that Dudaev was spirited out of Chechnya via Turkey to Germany. Turkey this morning also dismissed the allegations. (Itar-Tass, July 30)
Moscow Reacts to Chinese Nuclear Test.