Today, Boris Yeltsin fired his entire cabinet, dismissing Prime Minister Sergei Kiriyenko, who got the job when Yeltsin replaced the previous government just five months ago. Reporter David McGuffin reports from Moscow that a familiar face, former prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin, will be leading Yeltsin's new government.



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