Russian Leaders, Unite

Who's in charge in the Kremlin? Newly elected President Boris N. Yeltsin is nowhere to be seen, and rumors fly about the 66-year-old's need for heart bypass surgery. Alexander Lebed, the ex-general who heads Yeltsin's National Security Council, is feuding with Russian military commanders over control of the war in Chechnya. Prime Minister Viktor S. Chernomyrdin is sparring with Lebed over economic policy. And Lebed is saying that Yeltsin's advisers are making policy without the President's real authorization. So strange is the situation that doubts are rising over who really controls Russia's vast nuclear arsenal.

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