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
planes in August with the loss of 90 lives had been detained and released
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.
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.
Tragedy of Beslan
A complete text of Grigory
Yavlinsky's interview published in a contracted version by Interfax,
Interfax, September 6, 2004
insist on immediate resignation of the chiefs of the security, the interior
and the defence ministries, creation of a parliamentary commission on
investigation of the events in Beslan, and direct public dialogue with
President on the problems of security, the policies on Chechnya and Caucasus
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
election of local governors by popular vote. Instead they would be nominated
by the president and confirmed by local legislatures.
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.
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."
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.
BBC, September 10, 2004
Grigory Yavlinsky blames the Kremlin for what happened during the
siege which has left at least 353 people dead.
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.
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
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.