THE FSS IN THE INSTITUTE FOR CLINICAL CARDIOLOGY

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THE FSS IN THE INSTITUTE FOR CLINICAL CARDIOLOGY

Moskovsky Komsomolets, July 14, 2000, p. 2

Officers of the Federal Security Service are guarding the ward of Mikhail Alexandrov, Assistant of the President of Media-MOST in the Institute for Clinical Cardiology (where he was taken after questioning in the General Prosecutor’s Office).

During the questioning, investigators accused Alexandrov of illegal transportation of ammunition. The matter concerns 23 cartridges for Gusinsky’s gun, which were found in his office during the search.

GENERAL SHAMANOV HAS BEEN TAKEN TO HOSPITAL

Moskovsky Komsomolets, July 14, 2000, p. 2

Lieutenant-General Vladimir Shamanov, Commander of the Western Sector of the Joint Forces in Chechnya, has been taken to the hospital. Military physicians stated that Shamanov had gone to the hospital for a routine operation.

Last Wednesday, General Shamanov was operated on for a shoulder tumor. This operation is not complicated. That is why Shamanov was sent to the military health center in Arkhangelskoye after the operation. The general states that he feels healthy.

According to sources in the Headquarters of the North-Caucasian Military District, the recent hospitalizations of the general are not connected with the state of his health. Rumors are circulating that the general has had differences with Colonel-General Troshev, Commander of the Joint group of the federal forces in Chechnya.

THE FSS WARNS ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF TERRORIST ACTS

Moskovsky Komsomolets, July 14, 2000, p. 2

On July 13, the Federal Security Service warned Russian citizens about the possibility of terrorist acts in Russia. The FSS has reports that Chechen and international extremists intend to organize a series of terrorist acts.

The Public Relations Center has confirmed that the situation is tense but the security services are doing their best to avert tragedies similar to those that took place in Moscow.

SHOULD THE FEDERAL FORCES AWAIT AN ATTACK FROM GEORGIA?

Trud, July 14, 2000, p. 1

Russian media used to express their fears that Chechen guerrillas, who currently live under the guise of refugees in the Pankisskoye canyon in Georgia, may come to the rescue of Chechen terrorist gangs encircled in the south of the republic by federal forces.

The recent reports indicate that the Georgian government no longer controls the situation in this district. Despite this fact, Tbilisi has rejected the idea that the Chechens in the canyon pose a threat.

THE BELARUSSIAN EMBASSY REJECTS ALL ACCUSATIONS

Parlamentskaya Gazeta, July 14, 2000, p. 3

The press service of the embassy of the Republic of Belarus in Moscow rejected as absurd the statement of Pavel Sheremet, a correspondent of “ORT”, who accused the Belarussian authorities of being involved in the disappearance of Dmitry Zavadsky, a cameraman of this TV company.

LEBED DOES NOT WANT TO SHARE HIS MONEY WITH OTHER REGIONS

Tribuna, July 14, 2000, p. 3

Krasnoyarsk Governor Alexander Lebed made a statement concerning the draft law on taxation of the territories, which is currently being discussed by the Duma. He stated that it is another attempt to restore socialist methods of redistributing revenue. He stated: “Currently there are 14 territories in Russia, which support the other Federation subjects.” The governor is also alarmed by the decision of the government to limit the economic independence of the Federation subjects.

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