in First Person
VADIM VIKTOROVICH BAKATIN:
USSR interior minister ( 1988-90); chairman of KGB ( 1991); presidential candidate.
BORIS ABRAMOVICH BEREZOVSKY:
Prominent businessman influential in political affairs; part-owner of ORT, pro-government public television station; former deputy secretary of Security Council, October 1996-November 1997; involved in the Chechen conflict; appointed executive secretary of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS); dismissed by Yeltsin in March 1999, elected member of parliament from Karachaevo-Cherkessia in December 1999.
PAVEL PAVLOVICH BORODIN:
Chief of staff in the presidential administration from 1993 to 2000; In January 2000, appointed state secretary of the Union of Belarus and Russia.
LEONID ILYICH BREZHNEV:
General secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1964-1982.