Monday, August 24, 1998 Published at 11:23 GMT 12:23 UK
Does Russia's recently-appointed young prime minister, Sergei Kiriyenko, have the clout to tackle the country's economic and social problems?
Profile of Russia's new prime minister
Russia's new acting prime minister is a 35 year-old former shipyard foreman, with a reputation for supporting market reforms.
How devious is President Yeltsin being?
Was it Boris Yeltsin's intention in appointing a new Prime Minister to tempt the Duma into its own dissolution, asks BBC Russian analyst, Malcolm Haslett.
Yeltsin praises Kiriyenko's 'fighting talents'
The full text of President Yeltsin's address to the nation after the Duma's approval of Prime Minister Sergei Kiriyenko.
Flamboyant businessman linked to Yeltsin's sackings
Russian newspapers have been linking the political upheavals in Moscow with the name Boris Berezovsky - one of the richest and most influential men in Russia.
Yeltsin targets youth and red tape
President Yeltsin announces a "major overhaul" of the Russian government, joking that Prime Minister Sergei Kiriyenko, 35, could soon be its oldest member.