MASKHADOV’S FAMILY MOVED TO NORTH OSSETIA
Izvestia, December 9, 1999, p. 2
President Ruslan Aushev of Ingushetia accuses the leadership of the Russian Federal Security Service of discrediting the government of the Republic of Ingushetia, and Aushev in person.
The family of Chechen President Aslan Maskhadov spent several weeks in Ingushetia, and was moved by Russian secret services to nearby North Ossetia because they feared that Ingush authorities could not guarantee the family of the Chechen leader proper safety. According to what information we have compiled, the Maskhadovs are really in North Ossetia now, at a dacha near Vladikavkaz, heavily guarded by the Federal Security Service and military intelligence.
Aushev claims that the Federal Security Service is out to “discredit the leadership and the people of the Republic of Ingushetia”…
BYKOV WILL SEE IN THE NEW YEAR IN HUNGARY
Moskovsky Komsomolets, December 9, 1999, p. 2
The Budapest court has decided not to extradite Anatoly Bykov, a Krasnoyarsk businessmen fallen from grace, until next year. Nevertheless, the decision is valid only until January 1, 2000.
YELTSIN WILL BE DREAMING EN ROUTE TO CHINA
Komsomolskaya Pravda, December 9, 1999, p. 2
There may be a kernel of truth in the reports of “Echo of Moscow” radio and some foreign media to the effect that Boris Yeltsin will make the eight-hour flight to Beijing in what is known to doctors as “recuperative rest” – or sleeping. Our sources here confirm it.
There is nothing sensational about it, our sources say. Eminent politicians and businesspeople frequently use this technique.
RUSSIAN REAL INCOMES FALL
Pravda, December 9, 1999, p. 1
The level of real incomes in Russia does not exceed 65% of what it was in 1997, according to the economic update drawn up by the Development Center.
SERGEI MIKHAILOV IS BACK IN THE ELECTION
Tribuna, December 9, 1999, p. 1
Sergei Mikhailov has been registered as a Duma candidate, by decision of the Supreme Court.
Sergei Yusov, Chairman of the Rostov Regional Election Commission, said the decision to register the notorious Mikhas may be appealed against by the General Prosecutor’s Office.