PAVEL BORODIN PLAYS CHESS WITH HIS GUARD

Pavel Borodin, the former Kremlin property manager and current state secretary of the Union of Russia and Belarus, is not complaining about the conditions at a Brooklyn prison where he is currently held. According to Interfax news agency, Mr. Borodin called his aides yesterday asking primarily of in the results of the Moscow session of the Union's Council of Ministers. "Borodin was in an energetic mood," his aides are quoted as saying, "he even tried to raise our spirits over the phone." The aides also said that Mr. Borodin told them he played chess with his guard, and that he called his family daily.