The Yeltsin Shuffle

-- President Boris Yeltsin's wild shuffling of his Cabinet should not be taken too seriously. He's playing one for you, one for me. The result will likely give an edge to reformers. To please conservative lawmakers, he named two former apparatchiks as Ministers of Agriculture and Finance. But he has balanced those nods by elevating privatization chief Anatoli Chubais, his most ardent reformer, to oversee all economic reforms and tapping an academic as Economics Minister.

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