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Russians admit airliner bombing blunder
By Andrew Osborn in Moscow, Independent, September 17, 2004

Russian security forces were facing further criticism last night after it was revealed that the two female Chechen suicide bombers who destroyed two planes in August with the loss of 90 lives had been detained and released hours beforehand.


What Happened to Russia?
By Grigory Yavlinsky, Kommersant, September 17, 2004

Terrorists' acts leading to deaths of innocent, and unarmed people, children and women have no justification whatsoever either political, or moral, or religious, or ideological.


What Happened to Russia?
By Grigory Yavlinsky, www.yavlinsky.ru, September 15, 2004

What happened to Russia? It drowned. In lies and cynicism.
Still, we have to swim on. We cannot sink to the bottom of this sea of cynicism and lies. Many people cannot live on in this way. After getting a taste of truth and freedom once, hoping that it will be possible to live in Russia and human dignity will be observed, they have become inner defectors.


A Tragedy of Beslan
A complete text of Grigory Yavlinsky's interview published in a contracted version by Interfax, Interfax, September 6, 2004

"We insist on immediate resignation of the chiefs of the security, the interior and the defence ministries, creation of a parliamentary commission on the investigation of the events in Beslan, and direct public dialogue with the President on the problems of security, the policies on Chechnya and Caucasus in general."


Putin overhauls political system
CNN, September 14, 2004

Curiously, however, the Russian leader's proposals focused largely on electoral changes. Putin said he would propose legislation abolishing the election of local governors by popular vote. Instead they would be nominated by the president and confirmed by local legislatures.


Human Rights Ombudsman Urges Moderation in Response to Beslan Crisis
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, September 13, 2004

Lukin compared the atmosphere in Russia today with what happened in the United States following the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks.


Putin moves to tighten powers to combat terror
The Associated Press, September 13, 2004

"Tuesday, all the power agencies that are supposed to fight terrorism are subordinated directly to the president. ... It's incomprehensible why on top of that he has to name governors," Mitrokhin, of the liberal Yabloko party, told Russia's Ekho Moskvy radio. "It shows that the president doesn't know what to do, he's at a loss."


Putin asserts control after school siege
By Oleg Shchedrov, Reuters, September 13, 2004

"The last link in the system of checks and balances, which has prevented an excessive concentration of power in one pair of hands, is being abolished," the opposition party Yabloko said in a statement.


Putin to Blame?
BBC, September 10, 2004

Grigory Yavlinsky blames the Kremlin for what happened during the siege which has left at least 353 people dead.


Russia Echoes US on Terror, but Means Are Limited
AFP, September 12, 2004

"There have been no attacks in the United States since September 11 because America learned the lesson," Mitrokhin said.


Putin should resign
By Boris Vishnevsky, Specially for the YABLOKO site, September 8, 2004

The constitution declares the president as "guarantor of the rights and liberties of men and citizens". The president failed to guarantee to the citizens of our country main of these rights - the right to life. He was able guarantee them only the right to fear.


After the tragedy in Beslan
By Grigory Yavlinsky, www.yavlinsky.ru, September 6, 2004

The authorities should take three steps, which can be broken down into three areas. Economic: the people must have normal jobs, incomes and living conditions. Military: the local habitants should be able to trust the actions carried out to capture the bandits... Political: it is necessary to involve as many Chechens as possible in the discussion of developments in Chechnya...


We express our deep sympathy to the families and relatives of the victims of the tragedy in Beslan

Grigory Yavlinsky, September 5, 2004

We are grieving deeply over the tragedy in Beslan. What happened there is the most terrible thing imaginable, as all parents understand. We are not able to alleviate your pain: we can only share your sorrow.

Grigory Yavlinsky

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