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The Murder of Larissa Yudina. Chronicle of Events

Press release, 12.09.2000

Grigory Yavlinsky requests President’s assistance in punishing the people behind the contract killing of Larissa Yudina

At a meeting of the leaders of the Duma factions and the President on September 13, Grigory Yavlinsky expressed on behalf of Yabloko his satisfaction that the journalist of the “Sovietskaya Kalmykia Segodnya” newspaper and one of the leaders of the Yabloko branch in Elista Larissa Yudina had been awarded the Order of Courage (posthumously).

At the same time Yavlinsky asked for the President’s help in ensuring punishment for the people behind the contract killing of Larissa Yudina. He also noted that Yabloko had discovered their names through its own independent investigation.

In addition Yabloko’s leader explained to the President the faction’s position on the governmental draft budget for 2001, stressing that the faction will introduce complex proposals embracing all the major directions of the country’s budget for 2001.

In particular, Grigory Yavlinsky proposed a compromise between the position of the government which had proposed one figure for budget revenues, proceeding from low oil prices and the position of some factions demanding an increase in the figure for budget revenues. In Yabloko’s view ,the present figure for budget revenues should be preserved, but the expenditure on all additional revenues obtained if oil prices are higher than those stated in the budget should be rendered absolutely transparent.

Raising the issue of relations between the centre and the regions envisaged in the budget, Yavlinsky noted that Yabloko supported a reduction in governors’ political strength. However, Yabloko advocates an expansion of their economic potential.

As part of budget expenditure Yavlinsky proposed allocating expenditures on education as a priority item; and speaking about military expendituresYavlinsky noted that it was first of all necessary to achieve transparency in this sphere and monitor the movement of all the funds to the consumer in each item, rather than increase the volumes of financing.


See also:

The Murder of Larissa Yudina. Chronicle of Events