Russia's New Cabinet

Russia's new prime minister, Sergei Stepashin, today announced the make-up of his cabinet. He says the cabinet will steer Russia out of its economic crisis. Stepashin was appointed prime minister last week after the abrupt dismissal of Yevgeny Primakov. He has spent the last two days conferring with President Boris Yeltsin, who had final say over the make-up of the cabinet. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports from Moscow, where there were widespread reports of a behind-the-scenes struggle among politicians and business leaders seeking influence.



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