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Democratic consolidation and the Role of Political Parties – modern Russian experience
By Alexander Shishlov, Member of the Federal Bureau of YABLOKO party
Liberal International Conference* Guason, Taiwan. March 4-6, 2004
* A meeting of the Executive Committee of the Liberal International and the Asian Conference of the Liberal International took place at Guason, Taiwan, on March 4-6, 2004. The conference discussed the urgent problems related to the construction and development of a democratic state. Liberal parties from 35 countries sent their 120 representatives to the conference. Alexander Shishlov, Member of the Federal Bureau of YABLOKO party, Russia, spoke at the conference on YABLOKO’s view of the problems of developing democracy in Russia.
presented the draft law "On Universities" to the rectors of Russian universities
Press release, October 17, 2003
"We need to consider structural reforms in the higher educational
system in Russia," said Igor Artemyev. "We would like to encourage debate
on the best way of developing higher education," noted Alexander Shishlov.
Shishlov: the State Duma Committee for Education and Science opposes the
introduction of mandatory military training at school
Press release, October 9, 2003
"If the Defence Ministry has free money, it would be better
to spend them on military reform and transfer the army to a contract basis.
If the Ministry does not need the money, they should send it to schools
so that the former could use it for peaceful purposes."
Shishlov submitted amendments to the federal budget aimed at raising wages
for education workers
Press release, October 3, 2003
can and should change the budget to enable workers in the education, science,
culture and health care sectors to obtain dignified living standards,"
Recognises Russian Education
By Lera Arsenina, Gazeta.ru, September 19, 2003
Russia has officially joined the process of creating a
single European higher education space.
Diplomas Given More Weight
IA Marketing i Consulting, September 22, 2003
Russia's participation in the Bologna process will increase the mobility
of students and teachers, providing them with an opportunity to change
countries during their studies and university for academic purposes.
joined the Bologna process
Press release, September 19, 2003
"The Russian higher school has the advantages of the fundamental nature
of its educational programmes. To use this advantage and attract students
from other countries we have to participate in the building of a common
European system," noted Shishlov.
advocate a free education: they unite in the struggle against extortion
By Maxim Pokrovsky, Komsomolskaya Pravda, August 21, 2003
The YABLOKO party turned out to be a traditional
and efficient ally of the students in their fight for their rights.
Audit Chamber of the RF will conduct an audit into the Moscow State Linguistic
Press release, June 30, 2003
The reason for the inquiry addressed to Chairman of the Audit Chamber Sergei
Stepashin concerned the application to the Committee of the students who
studied in the University on the basis of budget grants.
Shishlov: We managed to defend the rights of the students of the Moscow
State Linguistic University, but we shall continue our work
Press release, June 26, 2003
"This is an example of how civil society
should function: the students were active. Thanks to the support of deputies
of the Duma - members of our Committee, the support of YABLOKO and attention
of journalists to this issue, they won in a serious conflict with the administration
of the university,"
Group of PACE approved the idea of visa-free regime for trips of Russian
citizens to EU countries
Press release, June 21, 2003
..."elimination of the visa regime between
European Union and Russia will in perspective become an important step in
the development of economic, political and cultural cooperation between
EU and Russia which is in line with the idea of a Single Europe without
any demarcation lines."
the resistance of the "centrist" factions, the State Duma adopted a law
to raise student grants
Press release, June 21, 2003
In accordance with the amendments introduced by the Duma to the
law "On the Minimum Wage" and "On Higher and Secondary
Professional Education" university student grants will be doubled
(starting from September 2003) to 400 roubles, and for students
of colleges to 140 roubles.
of the State Duma Committee on Education and Science is satisfied with
the decision of the State Duma to raise student grants
RIA Oreanda, June 21, 2003
"I am satisfied that we managed to approve an increase in students'
stipends before the end of the spring session [of the Duma], said Chairman
of the State Duma Committee on Education and Science Alexander Shishlov
(the YABLOKO faction).
of the State Duma call on Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov to sign the
MK-Novosti, June 21, 2003
The main tasks of the Bologna process are to create
in Europe of a system of comparable education cycles, academic degrees
and qualifications, increase the academic mobility of students and university
teachers and finally pool the educational resources of different countries.
Duma supported YABLOKO's initiative to create a single education space
Press release, June 21, 2003
..."Adoption of this resolution opens the way to the participation of
Russia's representatives in the the working bodies of the Bologna process
and in preparations for the Berlin conference of education ministers of
the European countries in autumn 2003,"...
Shishlov: One of the main reasons behind YABLOKO's demand to dismiss
the Cabinet is the refusal of the government to increase wages
to teachers and doctors
Press release, June 11, 2003
...We cannot wait for mercy from the Cabinet and the
pro-government Duma majority any more.
Alexander Shishlov: the Government is not authorised to review the decisions of the Security Council and the State Council
Press release, May 22, 2003
State support of education, in particular an increase in the wages of researchers should become a priority task for the state budget for 2004.
in Russia Needs USD 1.5 Billion by 2004 to Avert Degradation
Rosbalt, April 28, 2003
In 2004 education will require an additional USD 1.5 billion,
including USD 871 million for the transition to a sector wage
system, stated Yabloko Party State Duma Deputy Alexander Shishlov
at a session of the State Duma committee for education and science
Real rise in teachers’ wages should become the priority task when
preparing the federal budget for 2004
Press release, April 25, 2003
According to Shishlov, the committee prepared joint proposals on
first-hand budget priorities that are of political importance. They
include an increase in teachers' wages, an increase in expenditures
on the purchase of educational equipment and refurbishment of hostels,
increase of expenditures on the development of an information education
Government and "big four" factions oppose education
Press release, April 9, 2003
According to Shishlov, reduction in the prices of educational
materials would make it possible to apply more broadly modern
information technologies in education.
Putin a Secret Member of YABLOKO?
By Tzyren Damdinov, Zabaikalskii Rabochii, March 19, 2003
is nothing bad in that. But I don't set myself such a task, I
only ask that the reader to be more attentive to the political
gabbling , and try to look at the roots, and remember the promises
of our candidates to elections at all levels.
leaders of teacher trade unions supported the initiative of Alexander
Shishlov to create a trilateral commission to finalise the planned
reform of wages for budget workers
Press release, March 26, 2003
action (on February 26-28, 2003) against the government's reform plans
for the wages for budget workers had clearly been a success: "The
Government acknowledged that the draft concept of the Labour Ministry
should contain federal guarantees for the wages of budget workers."
Shishlov: Russia's admission to the Bologna process will become
an important political step
Press release, March 7, 2003
Russia's admission to the Bologna process should be regarded within
the context of Russia's national interests and the development of Russia's
foreign policy aimed at cooperation and integration with Europe.
federal centre must become a guarantor for financing in the education
Press release, March 5, 2003
The protest action organised last week by trade unions of budget
sector workers was a success, declared Alexander Shishlov, Chairman
of the State Duma Education and Science Committee at a press conference
on March 5, 2003.
supported the nation-wide action of trade unions of
Press Release, February 27, 2003
The Russian Democratic
Party YABLOKO supported the nation-wide action of the trade unions
of budget-sector workers against government plans to reform wages
for budget workers.
Teachers Coming Out in Protest
Interview with Alexander Shishlov, Moscow News, February 26-March 4, 2003
Alexander SHISHLOV, Chairman of the State Duma Committee for Education and Science, tells MN's Andrei Stepanov about possible ways of resolving the problems of wage arrears and increasing teachers' salaries.
Deputy of the Duma Alexander Shishlov named "the politician of the year for education"
MK-Novosti, January 11, 2003
Moscow, January 11. 2003 (MK-Novosti). The results of the contest "Politician of the Year for Education" have been announced. Experts from "Uchitelskaya Gazeta" newspaper ("Teachers' Newspaper") called Chairman of the State Duma Committee for Education and Science Alexander Shishlov (the YABLOKO faction) "the politician of the year 2002". This information comes from the press-service of the YABLOKO faction. The competitors of Alexander Shishlov were Oleg Smolin, Valentina Matviyenko and even Vladimir Putin.
Person of the Year 2002
Uchitelskaya Gazeta, No 1, 2003
Member of the YABLOKO party Alexander Shishlov headed the State Duma Committee for Education and Science in April 2002. At the time his appointment provoked varying reactions (some people held that this was almost an attack on education), but now we can state for sure: Alexander Vladimirovich is as worthy an advocate of the interests of the sector, as his predecessor Ivan Melnikov.
Alexander Shishlov named "politician of the year for education"
Press Release, January 20, 2003
Experts from "Uchitelskaya Gazeta" newspaper ("Teachers' Newspaper") traditionally summarise the results of the year in education. The experts chose Chairman of the State Duma Committee for Education and Science Alexander Shishlov (YABLOKO faction) as "politician of the year 2002 for education". The competitors of Alexander Shishlov were Oleg Smolin, Valentina Matviyenko and even… Vladimir Putin.