BorisYeltsin has asked the Duma to extend the moratorium on borderchanges among the country’s regions, Ogonek (no. 24) reported.The current ban on such changes runs out July 1; Yeltsin wantsit extended to January 1, 1997. Among the regions seeking bordershifts are South Ossetia and Ingushetia, Astrakhan Kalmykia, Kabardinia and Balkaria, the Cossacks, the Shapsugs,and the Germans. A Yeltsin aide stressed that the law on the rehabilitationof deported peoples would remain in force but suggested that itsprovisions for the restoration of pre-1941 borders should be ignored.Any border changes, Arkady Popov said, would be very dangerousnow.
Journalists Demand Investigation of Alyakina Killing.