It appears Mr Lebed, who is trying to consolidate his power base in readiness for the next presidential race, sees Mr Korzhakov as a source of funds. He may also value the latter's collection of allegedly compromising material about top Kremlin figures and potential rivals. Phil Reeves - Moscow
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Alexander Lebed, Russia's national security adviser, declared his support for Boris Yeltsin's former chief bodyguard, Alexander Korzhakov, who is running for his old seat in parliament.