Publication: Monitor Volume: 3 Issue: 114

Yevgeny Sevastyanov, aide to the Russian president, said yesterday that President Yeltsin will decide whether or not to sack the governor of Primorsky krai, Yevgeny Nazdratenko, after he receives a report from First Deputy Premier Boris Nemtsov. Nemtsov is expected in the krai today, on his way back to Moscow from a visit to Japan. (RTR, June 10) Meanwhile. the Kremlin is gathering incriminating evidence against Nazdratenko. Yesterday, President Yeltsin’s newly appointed representative in the krai, Lt. Gen. Viktor Kondratov, showed journalists a stack of documents which, he said, detailed the dirty tricks Nazdratenko used to discredit his rival, the mayor of Vladivostok, Viktor Cherepkov. Kondratov knows where the skeletons are buried: he combines his responsibilities as Yeltsin’s eyes and ears in the krai with the post of head of the regional office of the Federal Security Service. (RTR, June 10)

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