Anti-war Yavlinsky is Russia's real patriot
The Russian Journal, By Michael
January 17, 2000
To call for a halt to a hugely popular
war in the midst of an election campaign, as liberal
Yabloko leader Grigory Yavlinsky did late last year,
would normally amount to political suicide.
Yabloko Criticizes Proposed EU Sanctions
By Sophie Lambroschini, Radio Liberty,
January 28, 2000
Russia's reformist Yabloko party has
criticized an EU proposal to slap mild sanctions on
the country over Chechnya. RFE/RL's Sophie Lambroschini
reports from Moscow that the party could be trying
to broaden its support base by criticizing both the
war and the West's opposition to it.
Looking Weaker Next To Yabloko
THE MOSCOW TIMES
Boris Nemtsov declared a victory Wednesday after
the State Duma installed him and Yabloko's Vladimir
Lukin as deputy speakers. He called it a defeat for
the Communists, who had helped block the nominations.
"Centrist and center-right factions in the chamber
have a chance in the near future to work constructively,
without the Communists, on a range of key laws for
our country - land and tax codes, passing a responsible
and honest budget," Reuters quoted Nemtsov as saying.
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