May 01, 1997

Travel Notes

New Aeroflot Chief

President Boris Yeltsin recently appointed his son-in-law, Valery Okulov, to be acting director of the national Aeroflot carrier. Okulov, 44, husband of Yeltsin’s eldest daughter Yelena, was previously first deputy to the outgoing chief of Aeroflot, and was in charge of the carrier’s Operations Manage-ment and Organization department. Okulov will remain acting director until Aeroflot’s board of directors appoints a new head at the next board meeting.


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