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|April 28, 2000
advocates comprehensive financing of education and
science and the preservation of privileges for schoolchildren
Yabloko advocates comprehensive financing of education
and science and preservation of privileges for schoolchildren.
A number of amendments to the law On Changes to
Some Legislative Acts in Connection with the Federal
Law On the Federal Budget for 2000", submitted to
the State Duma Budget Committee by Alexei Arbatov,
Deputy from the Yabloko faction, adhere to these objectives.
|April 27, 2000
approved the regulations on joint work with the SPS
On April 27, 2000 the Yabloko faction approved the
regulations on joint work with the SPS Coordination
Council of the democratic forces for legislative work
in the State Duma.
|April 26, 2000
draws attention to the illegitimate nature of transactions
with the foreign debt of the USSR
On April 26 the State Duma rejected the resolution
prepared by the Yabloko faction on the negotiations
of the RF Government with the London Club on restructuring
and eliminating part of the Soviet debt;
120 deputies voted "for", 121 deputy "against" and
|April 25, 2000
Yavlinsky is receives a prize for his contribution
to implementation of the ideas of freedom, private
property, competition and the rule of law
The leader of the Yabloko faction Grigory Yavlinsky
received an award from the Liberal Institution of
the Czech Republic "For contributing to the dissemination
of liberal ideas and implementation of the ideas of
freedom, private property, competition and the rule
Artemyev: The issue of proposing a single democratic
candidate for the gubernatorial elections in St Petersburg
has been resolved
The issue of proposing a single democratic candidate
for the gubernatorial elections in St Petersburg has
Deputy of the State Duma and a candidate for the
post of St Petersburg governor, Igor Artemyev (the
Yabloko faction)made this statement at the opening
of his reception office on April 25, 2000.
Stepashin does not believe that his Deputy in the
Audit Chamber of the Russian Federation Yuri Boldyrev
should be running for governor in St Petersburg
The Chairman of the Audit Chamber of the RF and former
Deputy of the State Duma from the Yabloko faction,
Sergei Stepashin, does not approve the decision of
his deputy in the Audit Chamber of the Russian Federation,
Yuri Boldyrev, to run for the post of governor in
|April 24, 2000
was an ill … tsar; Putin is a young tsarevich
Interview with Yabloko faction
coordinator Sergei Ivanenko. By Ekaterina Larina,
The Russia Journal Vol.3, No.15April 24-30, 2000,
Sergei Ivanenko is coordinator of the Yabloko faction
in the State Duma and right-hand-man to the party's
leader, Grigory Yavlinsky.
Ivanenko was a member of the Russian delegation
at the recent Council of Europe session that voted
to suspend Russia’s membership, but unlike the majority
of the delegation, he did not protest the council’s
decision. A subsequent resolution passed by the State
Duma lower house of parliament confirmed the delegation's
Sergei Ivanenko told The Russia Journal about the
Yabloko faction’s position on this issue, the faction’s
plans and his personal views on Russian politics.
RJ: As one of the leaders of the Russian delegation
to the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly, how
do you view the Duma’s statement?
candidate for the post of Governor of St Petersburg
Igor Artemyev believes that there will be two rounds
of the elections
Yabloko's candidate for the post of the Governor
of St Petersburg Igor Artemyev expressed his conviction
that due to a union of the democratic forces there
will be two rounds in the elections.
Igor Artemyev said that at the beginning of May
the name of a single candidate from the democratic
forces for the post of Governor of St Petersburg would
be announced. He thinks that the union of the democrats
is a "necessary and a sufficient condition" for the
holding of second round in the election and determination
of the victor.
"It became necessary to determine a single status for
participants in military operations, both in the Great
Patriotic War and other wars and operations a long time
ago," said Alexei Arbatov (Yabloko), Deputy Chairman
of the Committee for Defence of the state Duma and one
of the authors of the new law.
|April 22, 2000
calls on democrats to unite
“The process of creating a democratic union has become
an urgent need”, said Grigory Yavlinsky at a meeting
of the Central Council of the Yabloko association
on April 22, 2000. “We are persistent people: if we
take up a task, we endeavour to accomplish it, especially
now, when there is no clarity in the policies of the
of Grigory Yavlinsky on Sergei Dorenko’s programme
ORT channel, Interviewer -Sergey Dorenko, April
Dorenko: Today the Central Council of Yabloko
held a meeting. Its leader, Grigory Yavlinsky, has
agreed to appear on our programme. Good evening, Grigory
Yavlinsky: Good evening.
|April 19, 2000
and SPS begin working together
The leader of Yabloko Grigory Yavlinsky assessed
the joint meeting of the two Duma factions – Yabloko
and the SPS – “as a good beginning in the creation
of a democratic coalition”.
On April 19 the Yabloko and the SPS factions conducted
their first joint meeting, where they discussed the
issues of a single candidate at the gubernatorial
elections in St Petersburg and the formation of a
coordination council on legislation of the Yabloko
and the SPS factions.
State Duma appointed Sergei Stepashin Chairman of
the Audit Chamber
On April 19, 2000, the State Duma appointed one of
the leaders of the Yabloko faction and Chairman for
the Anti-Corruption Committee, Sergei Stepashin, as
Chairman of the Audit Chamber.
This decision was approved by 309 deputies of the
Duma: 29 deputies voted against and 10 abstained.
At the same time the State Duma released Khachim Karmokov
from the post of the Chairman of the Audit Chamber,
as his term had expired.
|April 18, 2000
decision on proposing a single democratic candidate
at gubernatorial elections in St Petersburg may be
taken by the end of this week
The decision on whether to propose a single democratic
candidate at gubernatorial elections in St Petersburg
may be made by the end of this week. Yabloko's gubernatorial
candidate, Igor Artemyev, made this statement at a
press conference on April 17, 2000.
Ivanenko: Joint meeting of the Yabloko and SPS factions
will be another step forwards to the creation of a
On April 19, 2000 the Yabloko and SPS faction will
conduct a joint meeting.
"This meeting will mark another step forward in
the creation of a democratic coalition," said Sergei
Ivanenko, Deputy Head of the Yabloko faction.
|April 15, 2000
leader of the St Petersburg branch of Yabloko, Igor
Artemyev, is registered as St Petersburg gubernatorial
The Electoral Commission of St Petersburg has reported
that the Chairman of the Political Council of the
St Petersburg branch of Yabloko and Deputy of the
State Duma Igor Artemyev was registered as a candidate
for Governor of St Petersburg on April 15, 2000.
|April 14, 2000
Arbatov is certain that the START II Treaty will be
Deputy Chairman of the Defence Committee of the State
Duma Alexei Arbatov (the Yabloko faction) thinks that
there is a good chance the the Duma will ratify START
II treaty when it convenes on April 14, 2000.
candidate for Governor Igor Artemyev calls on all
democrats to unite at the elections
candidate for Governor of Petersburg, Igor Artemyev,
thinks that it is possible to propose a single candidate
from Yabloko and the Union of Right-Wing Forces (SPS)
at the elections in the Northern capital to avoid
splitting the democratic electorate.
|April 13, 2000
Yabloko faction supports ratification of the START II
In autumn 1994 when the State Duma began debating
ratification of the START II Treaty, the Yabloko faction
decided to support ratification and has not changed
its position since then.
candidate for Governor of St Petersburg, Igor Artemyev,
submits requisite list of signatures to the Municipal
On March 13 2000 the Chairman of the Political Council
of the St Petersburg branch of Yabloko and candidate
for Governor, Igor Artemyev, submitted lists with
71,500 signatures in his support to the Municipal
|April 11, 2000
Yabloko faction objects to the draft statement of the
Duma on the PACE decision
The Yabloko faction refuses to support unconditionally
the draft Statement of the Duma prepared by the Committee
for International Affairs related to the decision
of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
to initiate proceedings to suspend Russia’s membership
of the Council of Europe
|April 10, 2000
Lukin expects the Duma to ratify the START II Treaty
Deputy Speaker of the State Duma, Vladimir Lukin
(the Yabloko faction), thinks that the Duma may already
consider the ratification of the Treaty on April 14,
Shishlov thinks that Russia may be sued by the European
Court for its actions in Chechnya
A member of the delegation of the State Duma of the
Russian Federation in the Parliamentary Assembly of
the Council of Europe (PACE) from the Yabloko faction
Alexander Shishlov thinks that Russia may be sued
by the European Court on Human Rights for "Russia's
violation of the European Convention on Human Rights
in Chechnya ".
|April 08, 2000
will strengthen the criminal nomenclatura system
Yabloko Rossiyi No 14(106)April 8, 2000. Interview
of Grigory Yavlinsky by Francois Bonnet, "Le Monde",
April 3, 2000
Francois Bonnet: Do you share the
opinion of the communists that numerous falsifications
occurred during the presidential elections on March
26, where Vladimir Putin already won in the first
Grigory Yavlinsky: Probably, we have
also noted many strange incidents. Our real result
differs greatly from the official figures, as everyone
agrees. Voting was unfortunately rigged, as was
the case in 1993 and 1996.
he didn't win, he held his ground. On the results
of Grigory Yavlinsky presidential campaign
Yabloko Rossiyi No 14(106)By Sergei Mitrokhin,
Deputy of the State Duma, the Yabloko factionApril
Everyone I have talked to about elections noted
that this was Yabloko's best electoral campaign
since its formation. Such a campaign could not fail
to generate a significant increase votes.
behaviour in Pskov
Unknown individuals carried out an anti-Semite
protest in Pskov at night on April 6, 2000.
According to the head of the Pskov regional division
of the Yabloko party Lev Schlosberg, tins with colours
were smashed over the wall by the entrance to the
building of Pskov Free University, inscribed with
black graffiti "Death to the Jews!" and "Kill Schlosberg!"
|April 06, 2000
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|April 04, 2000