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Vladimir Putin’s meeting with representatives of Yabloko lasted three and a half hours

NTV channel , December 25, 2000

According to information from the NTV television company, with a reference to the Interfax agency, the President met with representatives of the Yabloko faction of the State Duma tonight.


Russian Information Agency Novosti , December 26, 2000

Vladimir Putin met with the Yabloko leader Grigory Yavlinsky, Head of the Yabloko faction in the State Duma, and several other members of the Yabloko faction in the Kremlin.

Sergei Ivanenko thinks that the law “On Guarantees for the President of the RF”belies common sense

RBC, November 29, 2000

The First Deputy Head of the Yabloko faction in the State Duma Sergei Ivanenko thinks that the draft law on guarantees for the President of the RF, considered by the lower chamber of the parliament today belies common sense, as it grants the ex-President more guarantees than the present President of the RF.


One Can Influence Politics: An Interview with Grigory Yavlinsky

Grigory Yavlinsky is the head of the “Yabloko” party in Russia -- a party that has been described as decidedly liberal in its outlook. Yavlinsky is a former economist, and was a candidate for the Russian presidency in 1996, an election in which he finished with less than 10% . He is expected to be a key player --whether as a candidate or not -- in Russia’s 2000 elections.
Yavlinsky was born in the Ukrainian city of Lvov in 1952. He became deputy director of the Council of Ministers of the Russian Federation -- when it was still part of the USSR -- in 1991.

Last week he agreed to this interview with a member of the IntellectualCapital.ru staff. Here is a translated, and edited, version of the transcripts.

The Yabloko faction is preparing its proposals on the budget-2001, with an increase in expenditures on anti-terrorist measures and compensation for the families of the victims

    Tamara Ivanova, the ITAR-TASS agency Moscow, August 9, 2000

The Yabloko party thinks that the "leadership of the country bears political responsibility for the explosion at Pushkin Square".

Deputy of the State Duma from Yabloko, Alexei Melnikov, made this statement in an interview with an ITAR-TASS correspondent.


Yabloko proposes establishment of a State Duma commission to investigate the situation around “Kursk”

RBC, 21.08.2000, Moscow 14:12:44

Deputy Head of the Yabloko faction in the State Duma, Sergei Ivanenko, thinks that a special commission should be formed up in the State Duma to investigate the situation around the “Kursk” submarine. According to an exclusive interview with RBC today, Yabloko will insist on a parliamentary investigation into this situation to obtain answers to the questions as to what was decided, who decided and how was it decided that people's lives should be saved.

Yavlinsky says Russian security taps phones, bullies supporters

By David Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES, June 23, 2000

 Grigory Yavlinsky, Russia's best-known liberal politician, Thursday accused the country's internal-security forces of tapping his telephones and trying to coerce supporters to spy on him.


Accusations That Moscow Spies on Party Gain Weight

By MICHAEL WINES, The New York Times, June 21, 2000

MOSCOW, June 21 -- Against a backdrop of legal assaults on tycoons, harassment of free-thinking journalists and a general tightening of the state grip on things, Russia's leading pro-democracy political party now says federal intelligence agents are spying on it.

FSB Orders Students to Spy on Yabloko

By Vladimir KovalyevThe Moscow Times June 21, 2000

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Yabloko political movement says federal agents approached two students active in its ranks and gave them an ultimatum: Spy on Yabloko from within, or find yourself sent off to fight in Chechnya. The students at St. Petersburg's Baltic State University, Dmitry Barkovsky and Konstantin Suzdal, have laid out their allegations in a letter posted on Yabloko's web site .


Briefing of Grigory Yavlinsky on the visit of US President Bill Clinton to Moscow

June 6, 2000, Moscow, the State Duma

Grigory Yavlinsky: The main purpose of the visit of the President of the United States to Moscow was to discuss issues related to the anti-missile defence system. I think that these talks should be continued with President Clinton until the elections in the US, and then with the new President of the United States.

Briefing of Grigory Yavlinsky after a meeting with his authorised representatives

Kolloniy Zal Doma Soiyzov, Moscow, March 3, 2000

Grigory Yavlinsky: I would like to stress that today the other resolutions [of the Chechen problem] that we witness in Russia are based on violence, rather than negotiations. This is demonstrated not only in the Northern Caucasus: it can be easily seen even in the State Duma, when the Kremlin and its allies, the communists, decide the key issues behind the formation of the structure of the State Duma for the long term.

Putinism Looms Related

ESSAY/ By WILLIAM SAFIRE January 31, 2000

DAVOS, Switzerland -- A Russian doctor told the ambulance driver to take his patient directly to the morgue. "Why?" cried the patient. "I'm not dead yet." "Shut up," said the doctor. "We're not there yet."