Soyuz TM23

Jeff Hunt (
Wed, 18 Oct 95 22:38:15 EDT

Last week I heard an editorial by Charles Osgood from CBS News
that the next Soyuz TM23 mission to Mir might be delayed for 44
days due "budget problems" at the factory that builds the launch
rocket ( I find it hard to believe that they are still building
the launch rocket at this date).  
I just read a ESA Press Release dated 13 Oct (which was linked to 
Ron Balke's Space Calender) that CIS and ESA
are negotiating extending the stay of the crew of Mir for 44 days
to allow further research by ESA.  I wonder which story is more
accurate?  Anyone have any further insight on this topic?