Road to Corruption
the Clinton Administration Exported Government Instead
of Free Enterprise and Failed the Russian People.
<Fragments from the report>
Speaker's Advisory Group on Russia
Christopher Cox, Chairman United
States House of Representatives 106th Congress
Russia's new constitution, written by
Yeltsin's team, was narrowly approved in December
1993. Yet even after Russians elected the 1993 and
1995 State Dumas under the Constitution written by
Yeltsin, the Clinton administration continued to ignore
the newly elected members of the Russian legislature.
The consistent excuse they provided for this was that
the 1993 and 1995 Dumas, too, were "Communist-dominated."
In fact, the most consistent opposition to the Yeltsin
regime came not from the Communist Party of the Russian
Federation, or even from Vladimir Zhirinovsky's ultra-nationalist
Liberal Democratic Party of Russia, but from the pro-democracy,
pro-reform Yabloko party.
Report Date: September 2000
of the Deputy Head of the Yabloko faction Sergei Ivanenko
in the State Duma on establishing an independent commission
to investigate the accident with the «Kursk» submarine
The State Duma, September 15, 2000
Respected Deputies, A group of deputies
representing the factions Yabloko, the SPS, “Fatherland
– All Russia” and the deputies’ group “Russia’s Regions”
hereby submits a draft resolution on establishing
a special parliamentary commission to investigate
developments with the «Kursk» submarine. We insist
on the foundation of an independent public deputies’
commission to investigate the circumstances behind
the death of our sailors.
bloc gets lift from alliance.
By EKATERINA LARINA , The Russia
Semptember 6, 1999
The recently formed alliance of Sergei Stepashin
and Grigory Yavlinsky may be a rare case of a political
compromise in which the gains for those involved greatly
outweigh the concessions, pollsters, analysts and
Television Smears Yavlinsky Before Vote
Radio Free Europe, By Laura Belin
In the final week before the presidential
election, Russian public television conducted a campaign
to discredit presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky.
The smear tactics are the more surprising as Yavlinsky
posed little threat to the overwhelming favorite,
acting President Vladimir Putin. RFE/RL's Laura Belin