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Monday, August 24, 1998 Published at 11:23 GMT 12:23 UK

Special Report

Russia's top team gets down to work

As his new cabinet met for the first time against a background of disorder in state finances,Prime Minister Sergei Kiriyenko announced more government appointments.

Yeltsin announces government of 'usual suspects'

The Russian President, Boris Yeltsin, has announced his new government. It includes members of the cabinet which he sensationally sacked last month.

The debate that saved Kiriyenko

Before the final vote, Sergei Kiriyenko appealed directly to the the Russian parliament to endorse him. But the Communists continued to oppose him and nationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky lost his temper with the liberal leader Grigory Yavlinsky.

Kiriyenko - the young reformer
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.

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