Pleads for Soviet Economic Treaty
Annual Meeting News, Bangkok’ 91,
By David Shirreff
U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Norman Lamont is
not backing the wrong horse, he says. "In fact,
I’m not really backing a horse," he insisted
yesterday. The horse in question was Grigory Yavlinsky,
deputy chairman of the committee for the management
of the national (Soviet) economy, in whom the Group
of Seven industrial countries appear to have put a
lot of trust.
“I am confident that Yavlinsky has the support and
confidence of President Gorbachev,” said Lamont. "I'm
also confident that Russian President Yeltsin is interested
in dialogue with the West."
bargain road show
July 12-14, 1991
The idea of a deal between Mr Gorbachev and the West
has been given its most precise shape in the guise
of the "Grand Bargain" that Grigory Yavlinsky
has been hawking around the West the past few weeks,
writes Michael Maclay.
Mr Yavlinsky, a former deputy prime minister of Russia,
has been working with American academics on a blueprint
for the Soviet economy that would draw heavily on
Gestures: Signal of Fresh Commitment to Change
Tribune, By Serge Schnemann, May 23, 1991, New York
MOSCOW - After a bitter winter of estrangement from
his comrades in changing Soviet society, President
Mikhail S. Gorbachev has signaled a readiness to come
in from the cold.
In a series of gestures since his meeting with Boris
N. Yeltsin, the head of the Russian Republic, and
leaders of eight other republics last month, the Soviet
president has reached out anew to liberal advocates
of change at home and Western leaders abroad.
Treaty Touts Private Property as Basis for Soviet
Wall Street Journal, By
PETER GUMBEL Staff Writer
September 12, 1991
MOSCOW - The Soviet Union would make private property
the basis of its economy and take steps to ensure
repayment of its foreign debt under a new economic
treaty being proposed by Grigory Yavlinsky, deputy
head of an interim committee currently running the
Plan Links Western Aid with Soviet Economic Reforms
May 24, 1991
A team of top Soviet economists and
American scholars met at Harvard this week to develop
a joint plan that includes a program to move the Soviet
Union toward democracy and a market economy and a
program of substantial Western cooperation.
Economists Visit Harvard Profs.
Team of Seven Seek Western
Advice to Draft Plan to Restructure Economy
The Harvard Crimson,
by Lan N. Nguyen
May 22, 1991
A joint team of Soviet economists and
American scholars - including three Harvard professors
- are meeting this week to develop a plan to restructure
the Soviet Union's economy while allowing for the
growth of democracy there.
must aid Soviet reform says Yavlinsky
Financial Times, by
Leyla Boulton in Moscow,
May 21, 1991
MR Grigory Yavlinsky, the economist
who is trying to broker a western-assisted reform
package for the Soviet Union, has warned that the
west would have as much to lose from a failure of
Soviet reform attempts as the Soviet Union itself.
the West’s Billions Pay Off?
Los Angeles Times ,
by Grigory Yavlinsky and Graham
June 3, 1991
The path of transformation that the leaders of the
Soviet Union can choose depends critically on the
extent of Western engagement and assistance is critically
dependent on the path of reform the Soviet Union is
prepared to undertake.