Deputy Head of the Yabloko faction, Sergei Ivanenko, called
the decisions on the formation of the new Cabinet “anticipated
In an interview with journalists on May 19, 2000 he said
that President of the RF Vladimir Putin had previously stressed
constantly that “there will be no serious abrupt changes
in the Cabinet”.
Ivanenko said that the fifth Deputy Prime Minister may
be a figure suitable for “such liberals” as Alexei Kudrin
and German Gref. He also said that the appointment of Gennadi
Bukarev as Minister for Taxes and Duties is “a cause for
He recalled the declarations made by the new minister
on the inadmissibility of any reduction in taxes. Ivanenko
said that he considered such declarations to be “strange,
especially given the statements made by the Prime Minister
Mikhail Kasyanov about the need to reduce taxes”.
Based on Interfax reports.