collects signatures to support the presidential candidacy
of Grigory Yavlinsky
Yabloko is successfully collecting signatures to support
Grigory Yavlinsky's candidacy for president.
About 400,000 signatures from the required 500,000 have
already been collected so far. Local organisations of the
Yabloko party have been collecting signatures for Grigory
According to the Deputy Chairman for the Issues of Party
Building, Vyacheslav Igrunov, the candidates that do not
have party structures and lack administrative resources
have virtually no chances to collect the required number
Such an opinion is confirmed by the fact that this procedure
has been most successful in the regions with the most developed
local organisations of Yabloko, in particular in Moscow,
St Petersburg, Chelyabinsk, Penza and Omsk Regions, Bashkortastan
Yabloko is ready
to offer its economic programme to Boris Gromov, Governor
of Moscow Region
The Yabloko party is ready to offer its economic programme
to Boris Gromov, the new Governor of Moscow Region, and
help, if required, in its implementation.
This information was released to journalists by Grigory
Yavlinsky, the Yabloko leader, in an interview on February
2, 2000, when Boris Gromov was inaugurated.
On January 9, 2000, in the second round of the elections,
Boris Gromov managed to secure victory over his rival Gennady
Seleznyov, the Speaker of the Duma of the second convocation.
Yabloko supported Boris Gromov.
"Yabloko opposed the communists in St Petersburg, and Seleznyov
fled us. Boris Gromov secured a victory over Seleznyov in
Moscow Region. And together we have demonstrated that the
communists can be defeated, even when they join forces with
the Kremlin", noted Grigory Yavlinsky.
He went on: "And now I would like to congratulate Boris
Gromov with all my heart on this difficult victory, as well
as the people living in Moscow Region, for electing a Governor
who combines the best attributes of a Russian officer with
those of a strong political fighter." Yavlinsky also wished
Boris Gromov "success in this new field, above all in resolving
the most complicated economic problems of the region".
Yabloko's leader added: "Here our party is always ready
to offer a helping hand, or, more precisely, to offer its
economic programme and, if such a need arises, to help with
Based on Interfax reports.
The leader of
Yabloko Grigory Yavlinsky meets the US State Secretary Madelene
Economic problems, issues related to the anti-missile defence
system and the situation in Chechnya were among the problems
discussed at a meeting between Yabloko leader Grigory Yavlinsky
and the US State Secretary Madelene Albright.
After the meeting Grigory Yavlinsky told journalists:
"We did not talk about the presidential elections or discuss
the issue of presidential candidates". When they discussed
the situation in Chechnya, Grigory Yavlinsky noted that
they "touched on the part of this issue connected tothe
activity of real terrorist groups in Chechnya that present
danger not only to Russia, but also to the whole region".
Grigory Yavlinsky also noted during discussion of the
problem of Chechnya that "possible forms of co-operation
to provide information on the terrorist groups operating
in Chechnya, Kirgyziya and Tadjikistan" were explored.
Grigory Yavlinsky said that they also discussed at the
meeting the creation of the European anti-missile defence
system, in which all the member-countries of the security
system in Europe, - virtually the NATO countries, and Russia
In Yavlinky's opinion, such a system could be based on
"Russian technologies and involve Russian technological
and military participation". "In conditions of growing terrorism
in the world, this would be the right decision for Russia",
added Grigory Yavlinsky. Yavlinsky added that such a system
would protect Russia from terrorist nuclear missiles. "We
think that the USA is not the only country to face this
problem today. So does Europe."
Based on Interfax reports.