Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 172

Kremlin leaders are said to be thinking about creating a new elite security service that would be tasked with "exerting influence" on select political movements–as well as on nationalist and religious groups–across Russia, with the goal of ensuring the realization of presidential policies. Quoting "well-informed" sources, a Russian news agency says that the new service could be based on the recently disbanded Presidential Security Service, and that long-time Yeltsin loyalist and the former head of that service, Aleksandr Korzhakov, may be associated with the new agency. (Interfax, September 14)

Yeltsin Undergoing More Medical Tests.