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Andropov, consolidating his power, adds new post

Pravda disclosed that Communist Party chief Yuri V. Andropov was named commander in chief of the Soviet military, a sign that he has consolidated his grip on power and may soon become the nation's president. The disclosure came toward the end of a lengthy article in the Communist Party newspaper by Defense Minister Dmitri Ustinov.