was an ill Ö tsar; Putin is a young tsarevich
Interview with Yabloko
faction coordinator Sergei Ivanenko. By Ekaterina Larina,
The Russia Journal Vol.3, No.15April 24-30, 2000,
Sergei Ivanenko is coordinator of the Yabloko
faction in the State Duma and right-hand-man to the party's
leader, Grigory Yavlinsky.
Ivanenko was a member of the Russian delegation
at the recent Council of Europe session that voted to suspend
Russiaís membership, but unlike the majority of the delegation,
he did not protest the councilís decision. A subsequent
resolution passed by the State Duma lower house of parliament
confirmed the delegation's majority stance.
Sergei Ivanenko told The Russia Journal
about the Yabloko factionís position on this issue, the
factionís plans and his personal views on Russian politics.
RJ: As one of the leaders of the Russian
delegation to the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly,
how do you view the Dumaís statement?