The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on September 29, 1996 · Page 5
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 5

Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, September 29, 1996
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THE SALINA JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1996 •» Alf T RUSSIA Reformer wielding power in Russia With Yeltsin sidelined, Chubais has reportedly been managing Russia's government for months By;DAVE CARPENTER The Associated Press CHUBAIS MOSCOW — Young, liberal and despised by millions for his role in chaotic economic reforms, Anatoly Chubais seems an improbable figure to be wielding power in Russia. Vet with Boris Yeltsin a part-time president while awaiting heart surgery, his chief of staff has been delegated broader authority and exercises enormous influence. Some Kremlin-watchers contend the red- haired reformer has effectively been managing the nation for months, Prime Minister Viktor^ Chernomyrdin and security chief Alexander! Lebed notwithstanding. "No political or economic decision in the country can be taken without him," said Yevgeny Volk, director of the Moscow office of the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank based in Washington. "He is the true power ;behmd the presidency right now." Shadowy operatives — dubbed "gray cardinals" by Russians — have long whispered into the ears of Yeltsin and Soviet leaders before him. Alexander Korzhakov, Yeltsin's longtime T AFGHANISTAN Body of ex-leader cut down; more hanged Fighting tapers off as Islamic rule comes to Afghan capital friend and reputed drinking partner who was fired in June, held clout far beyond his official title of presidential security chief. But Chubais (pronounced choo-BICE), an ambitious 41-year-old economist, may eclipse his predecessors in authority with Yeltsin likely sidelined until after multiple bypass surgery in November or December. The Kremlin administrator has tried to play down his own role and speculation about a power struggle in Yeltsin's absence with Chernomyrdin and especially Lebed, who once called Chubais "a nightmare for Russia." Commentators suspect Chubais is carefully maneuvering between the Cher- nomyrdin and Lebed camps while assessing their chances of succeeding Yeltsin. "He's very sophisticated at political intrigue," said Alexander Zhilin, a commentator for the weekly Moscow News. "There is nobody who can equal him at it in this country." Even with Yeltsin still calling the shots and signing decrees, Chubais has accumulated rare'influence for an aide. In August, Yeltsin issued instructions that anything sent to him for his signature had to go through Chubais first. Chubais' growing visibility has angered both his critics and Yeltsin's. Korzhakov contends the aide has become a regent, acting on his own in the name of a sick president. The Communist-led opposition demands that Yeltsin resign if he cannot handle the job himself. Chubais has been a lightning rod for criticism since November 1991, when the then deputy mayor of St. Petersburg was hired by Prime Minister Yegor Gaidar to join the government's radical reformers. Yeltsin put Chubais in charge of his re-election campaign earlier this year, then apparently heeded his advice in June by purging Ko- rzhakov and other top hard-liners in the government. Chubais moved into the office next to the president's in July, joining the Kremlin staff only after Yeltsin agreed to consolidate the chief of staff s job and top aide into a single position. He promptly shook up the stodgy presidential administration, bringing in liberal associates and giving a more reformist tilt to a staff of 1,500 that was 80 percent composed of Soviet-era Communist holdovers. "He was and remains the most efficient manager in the Russian bureaucracy," said Boris Makarenko, deputy director of the Center for Political Technologies, a Moscow think tank. NOTICE The committee to re-elect Senator Ben Vidricksen is asking for your help to re-elect our senator. Senator Ben has done so much for our district - we need him to continue his proven leadership. We need yard sign locations to show your support by calling: Carol D'Albini - Campaign Coordinator 827-2321 Mary Liby - Treasurer 823-9678 or Senator Ben 827-9546 We'll Do The Rest Thank You Pol adv. paid by committee to re-elect Sen. Ben Vidricksen, Al Schwan, chairman. By The Associated Press 'KABUL, Afghanistan — A former president's bloated corpse was cut down from its wire noose Saturday and dumped outside a hospital, nearly two days after rebels took over the capital, executed him and strung him up in a public square. The bodies of Najibullah, Afghanistan's Soviet-backed president in the late 1980s, and his brother were handed over to the Red Cross in Kabul, said All Mohammed Muttaqi, a spokesman for the Taliban rebels. 'A U.N. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed isfajibullah's body was cut down and said it had been thrown out- is'i'de a hospital. However, the offi- cj.'ai had no details. "It was not clear who removed the bodies, which had been condemned to rot on a cement post until today. As fighting tapered off outside the Afghan capital, the Taliban rebels, began insisting on observance of their strict version of Islamic law. Radio Kabul told men to return to work but ordered women to stay home. It also announced that two aides to Najibullah were hanged Saturday. Radio Kabul identified them as Tukhi and General Jafzar and called them "accomplices" of Na- jibullah, president from 1986 until his overthrow by an Islamic guerrilla alliance in 1992. Western sources identified "Tukhi," as Mohammed es-Haq Tukhi, Najibullah's right-hand man and personal secretary since the early 1980s, when Na- jibullah headed the dreaded KHAD secret police. The second was Najibullah's longtime bodyguard, they said on condition of anonymity. Suspected N. Korean agent killed By The Associated Press ,' SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean soldiers hunting suspect^d North Korean spies in rugged mountains Saturday shot and killed a man believed to have infil- 'trated the country by submarine 10 days ago. " 'The suspect was wearing South jKtorean army fatigues and carry- ifig an M-16 rifle and a handgun, the Defense Ministry said. ' -'He was the 21st infiltrator to be killed or found dead since the abandoned submarine was spotted Sept. 18, beached just yards off the South Korean coast. One North Korean was captured and, based on what authorities said he told them, four others remain at large. Four of the tens of thousands of South Korean soldiers involved in the manhunt also have been killed. Capt. Oh Sung-jae told Yonhap Television News that he and three of his men spotted the North Korean early Saturday, and fired two shots when he began running away. Ammunition, berries and nuts were found in his pocket, the Defense Ministry said. North Korea has threatened unspecific retaliation for what it described as the killing of soldiers on a routine training mission forced by engine trouble to cross the border. Salina Downtown Lions 40th Annual Public BARBECUE Saturday, October 5th Serving from 5 pm to 8 pm Proceeds Support Saline County 4-H Clubs YOU'RE INVITED 4-H Building, Kenwood Park Tickets: $4.00 Advance $4.50 At Door Bulk Meat: 2 Tickets Per Lb. Contact a Downtown Lions Member or tickets are available at all Salina banks. Carry Out Available BAKE SALE HOME BAKED CAKES, PIES & BREAD BY SALINE CO. 4-Hers. Adv. Graciously Sponsored By: Leonard Acheson David Atherton, DVM A.K. 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