Central banker may become road sweeper in Russia

RUSSIA - After more than a decade running the Russian Central Bank, Viktor Gerashchenko says he'll try his hand as a street sweeper if his pension payments don't come through soon.

"If I don't manage to get the pension bonus awarded to former state employees I'll have to work," the 64-year-old said yesterday, a month after resigning from the Central Bank because he was tired of the job.

Since his pension application remained tied up by Russian bureaucracy, a strong option is to get a job as a s