Yavlinsky proposes the creation of a public television
channel financed and controlled by society
Polit.ru, February 19, 2002
The Yabloko faction will soon submit to the State
Duma a law on public television. This was announced
by the leader of the Yabloko party and its faction
in the State Duma Grigory Yavlinsky in an interview
with the "Geroi Dnya" (Hero of the Day)
programme of NTV channel.
governmental programme shifts the burden of the housing
and communal reform to the population
Rosbalt, February 19, 2002
In accordance with the programme proposed by the Government,
the burden of housing and communal reform will be
shifted to the population. Such an opinion was expressed
by Sergei Mitrokhin, member of the State Duma from
the Yabloko faction. According to Mitrokhin, "the
burden of the reform should be divided between the
budget, population and housing-and-communal services."
Now the Government virtually proposes fiscal, rather
than structural reform, he noted.
Takes Nuclear Waste Debate to Court
By Nabi Abdullaev Staff Writer,
the Moscow Times, February 21, 2002
State Duma Deputy Sergei Mitrokhin posing at the Krasnoyarsk
plant, where a consignment of spent nuclear fuel is
Grigory Yavlinsky, Novaya Gazeta, February
Recently television has been transformed into a powerful
instrument used to manipulate public opinion. This
began approximately in 1993, after the unforgettable
referendum "Yes-Yes-No-Yes" and the events
by the White House (Ed. shooting of parliament). By
1996 television had already been transformed into
a weapon exploited by Boris Yeltsin to ensure election
for a second term of office.
and Duma still don't see eye to eye on how PSAs will
Interview with Sergei Ivanenko. Oil
&Capital.Russia & CIS Energy Magazine. No
Progress towards introducing satisfactory production
sharing legislation for Russia continues to be painfully
slow, but another step along what is becoming a long
road has been taken with the State Duma sending to
its committees and commissions the government's controversial
draft special chapter of Russia's Tax Code, regulating
Highlights Nuclear Security Problems
By Nabi Abdullaev Staff Writer
The Moscow Times Monday, February 18, 2002.
Greenpeace activists protesting
against the importing of spent nuclear fuel outside
the Nuclear Power Ministry in November.
Meeting of Russian Democratic Council Devoted to Protection
of Freedom of Speech
RIA "OREANDA", February 17,
Moscow. The third meeting of the All-Russia Democratic
Assembly in Moscow is scheduled for February 18. The
meeting will be devoted to protection of freedom of
speech. The participants will discuss and confirm
the programme of activities aimed at ensuring freedom
for the mass media...
M. Hahn No Foes? Think Again
The Russia Journal, February 15, 2002
A consensus has emerged among Russia observers that
under Putin and his "managed democracy"
there is no opposition to the Kremlin. This chimera
has achieved the virtual unanimity of political correctness,
but it is factually incorrect.
- Russian Opposition Leader Says No Free Speech
By Neil Chatterjee,
Reuters, February 12, 2002
LONDON, Feb 12 (Reuters)
- The leader of Russia's liberal opposition, Grigory
Yavlinsky, says political freedom of speech in the
country is dead following last month's closure of
its only independent nationwide television station.
"Freedom of speech is finished -- in a political
sense," Yavlinsky told Reuters in an interview
Left-Wing Politicians Retreat From Their Support of
By ALAN CULLISON, Wall Street Journal,
February 5, 2002
NEW YORK -- Russian liberals are sounding
alarms over what they call the heavy-handedness of
Washington's war on terrorism. But for now, little
discontent appears to be emanating from the Kremlin,
which instead has stuck to stressing the benefits
of a new partnership with a former Cold War foe that
will reshape arms-control rules and promote Russia's
Head of the Yabloko faction On a New Model of the
Vremya Novostei, January 30, 2002
Following the formation of the Federation Council
(Ed. the upper chamber of the Russian parliament)
in accordance with the new principle it ceased to
exist as a political body....
Yavlinsky on Russian-American Partnership
"The Voice of America" Radio,
January 30, 2002
The leader of the YABLOKO party Grigory Yavlinsky
made a speech to the Carnegie Foundation on Wednesday.
His speech was devoted to Russia’s domestic and foreign
policy, the tasks formulated by his party that wishes
to see Russia become an enlightened and liberal state,
recognised as a civilised Western state.