P107 ORACLE 107 Sun 2 Dec ITV 2000:10   GORBACHEV SACKS  INTERIOR MINISTER Soviet Interior Minister Vadim Bakatin "is to be transferred to other duties", Tass has reported. President Gorbachev has appointed Boris Pugo, 53, a top Communist Party official, to replace him, the country's official news agency said. Party hardliners criticised Bakatin,53, for not doing more to prevent ethnic clashes in Armenia and other regions. Mr Gorbachev had pledged changes in top government positions as part of a restructuring of power to give him ultimate control over the country. CHEAPER HOME AND MOTOR INSURANCE FROM DIRECT LINE INSURANCE...187 Next Story Newsfile Sport TV Guide