Rivalry between the two leading candidates in Chechnya’s upcoming presidential election burst into public view yesterday when incumbent present Zelimkhan Yandarbiev declared that, if defeated, he will not work on the team of the winner. Earlier, the five front-running candidates were said to have informally agreed to work together after the January 27 election. (Itar-Tass, January 6)
U.S. Unhappy with Russian Missile Sale to Cyprus.