with Grigory Yavlinsky and Nikolai Kharitonov
television channel, "Segodnya" programme,
September 24, 2001, 10-00
on the meeting of the leaders of Duma factions with
station, September 24, 2001; 16-00
faces fateful choice on cooperation with US
By Michael Wines,
New York Times,
September 21, 2001
As American military operations move toward what could
be the first deployment of Western troops on former
Soviet soil, Russia's policy of giving the Western
war on terrorism full moral support — and so far not
much else — is about to hit a dead end. What the Kremlin
does next in Central Asia has the potential to alter
relations with Europe and the United States, for better
or worse, for years to come. The Russians are clearly
anguished by their options.
must remain in Europe, expert says
Rosbalt Information Agency,
July 24, 2001
By Grigory Yavlinsky, Novaya
Gazeta, August 20, 2001
The Communist form of rule came to an end in our country
a decade ago: the Central Committee, regional and
district committees of the Communist Party and Communist
government have gone...
Yavlinsky: Yabloko will insist on the allocation of
additional funds to reinforce Russia’s borders, increase
security for nuclear power stations and air flight
September 19, 2001
Yavlinsky advocates Russia’s active participation
in the international anti-terrorist operations
Novosti, September 18, 2001
Yavlinsky: Russia should participate in the development
of anti-terrorist operation jointly with the US and
RosBusinessConsulting, September 18, 2001
of Russian legislators oppose Russia’s participation
in the American “retaliatory operation”
Veterans Warn United States
Press, September 18, 2001
prospect of a U.S. attack on Afghanistan brings an
ominous message from veterans of the Soviet Union's
decade-long war with Afghan guerrillas: You'll never
win. "You can occupy it, you can put troops there
and keep bombing, but you cannot win,'' said Lt. Gen.
Ruslan Aushev, who was decorated for bravery during
the 1979-89 war.
calls for Russia to take active role in antiterror
Radio Free Europe/Radio
Liberty, September 19, 2001
Yabloko leader Grigory Yavlinsky on 18 September called
for Moscow to take "a leading and aggressive"
role in the antiterrorist campaign alongside the U.S.
and Europe, RTR television reported. Indeed, Yavlinsky
said, Russia should not wait for an American decision
on what to do but help prepare joint actions, because
such participation is in Russia's national interests.
denounce terrorism, divided on what to do
Free Europe/Radio Liberty, September 19, 2001
Both the Duma and the Federation Council
on 18 September unanimously passed resolutions denouncing
international terrorism, but debates in both chambers
suggested that the deputies remain deeply divided
as to how far Russia should go in cooperating with
the United States in the war against it.
leaders list conditions on cooperation
By Patrick E. Tyler and
Jane Perlez, The
New York Times, September 19, 2001
...an influential parliamentarian, Aleksei G. Arbatov,
said although the consensus there was "total
moral support" for the United States and the
struggle against terrorism, there also existed a strong
humanitarian concern "not to resort to massive
strikes, to nonselective actions which are unjustified
from the moral point of view, to avenge the death
of thousands of innocent people with the deaths of
tens of thousands of other innocent people."
moves closer to spent nuclear fuel imports
Reuters, June 29, 2001
Plans to open Russia to imports of spent nuclear fuel
got the go-ahead from the upper house of parliament
on Friday, paving the way for President Vladimir Putin
to enact the bill criticised by environmentalists.
Kremlin reshuffle augur real chance?
By Jeremy Bransten and
Sophie Lambroschini Radio
Free Europe/Radio Liberty, March 30, 2001
On 28 March, Russian President Vladimir Putin made
substantial changes in the Russian government, replacing
the interior and defense ministers -- among other
cabinet officials -- with close personal associates.
Putin said those moves would advance plans for military
reform and what he called the "demilitarization"
of Russian public life.
with Victor Pokhmelkin
MN, September 15, 2001, p. 4
may play its own game
September 15, 2001
The experts we spoke with are convinced that Russia's
foreign policy is pragmatic enough. The USA has already
announced that retaliation for the recent terrorist
attacks is inevitable. The countries which could face
retaliatory strikes are Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan,
Algeria, and Sudan. Many countries are expressing
their readiness to assist the USA in this campaign,
letting America use their military bases, territories
and military resources.
activists organise mourning picket in Miass
September 14, 2001
Activists of the Miass city branch of Yabloko organised
a mourning picket for the Day of Memory of the Victims
of Fascism in the central square of the city. It was
organised under the slogan "No - to Fascism,
Nationalism and Extremism!"
Lukashenko Win by Duping the People?
September 10, 2001
The victory of Alexander Lukashenko results from his
policies of duping the people. This is the opinion
of the First Deputy Head of the Yabloko faction in
the State Duma Sergei Ivanenko, expressed in an interview
with RBC on the results of the presidential elections
in Belarus on September 9, 2001.
faction calls on West to refrain from inadequate retaliatory
measures after the actes of terrorism in the U.S.
"Novosti, September 12, 2001
..."We appeal to the leadership of Western countries
to refrain from taking inadequate measures that could
lead to an escalation in the tension in the world’s
hot spots and increase mass support for terrorists,
which could lead to even graver consequences,"
By Olga Tropkina,
September 12, 2001, p. 2
The autumn political season has begun with a scandal
in the Yabloko movement. The scandal was preceded
by protracted opposition between Yabloko leader Grigory
Yavlinsky and former deputy leader Vyacheslav Igrunov.
The other day another figure joined this argument:
Andrei Sharomov, former chairman of the Moscow Youth
Organization of Yabloko. He accused Yavlinsky of authoritarianism
and the instigation of conflicts within the party
"by Stalinist methods."
By Yevgeny Zherebenkov, Itogi,
No. 36, September 2001, pp. 20-23
The 2002 draft budget submitted by the Cabinet, together
with a whole package of unfinished bills, await Duma
deputies. By the end of the year the Duma is supposed
to adopt the Labour Code in the second reading and
Land Code in the third and continue its work on pension
reforms and tax-related legislation. The new budget
is calculated with new tax tariffs already, and the
most important issue of pension reforms has still
to be resolved – where will the money be accumulated
and who will control the money that Russians stash
away against old age.
over the new Criminal-Procedural Code continue
Izvestia, September 13,
2001, p. 6
Opponents of the new Criminal-Procedural Code, which
the Duma is expected to pass in a third reading soon,
launched another attack yesterday. Sergei Popov of
the Yabloko faction, deputy chairman of the Duma Committee
for State-Building, called the Code a "police
code". Some of its items and provisions will
lead to a further deterioration in the situation with
civil rights and liberties. Others impede investigation
and leave the guilty immune.
Lobby Against Referendum (Do we need to import spent
Sakhalin, September 4, 2001
laws allowing for the imports of spent nuclear fuel
into Russia have come into force. A large number of
propagandist publications explaining its importance
for the development of science and industry in Russia
emerged at once. The Yabloko faction which voted against
these laws consider them doubtful economically and
Resignation of Evgeni Primakov from the post of leader
of the Fatherland-All Russia faction will not affect
his political authority
September 3, 2001
The resignation of Evgeni Primakov from the post of
the leader of Fatherland-All Russia faction will not
affect his political authority. This is how the Yabloko
leader Grigory Yavlinsky commented on the change of
leadership in the Fatherland-All Russia faction. According
to Yavlinsky, Primakov’s status as a national politician
is more important than the nominal post of leader
of one of the Duma factions.