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Grigory Yavlinsky believes the impending restructuring of the Russian government to be meaningless

May 14, 2001

Moscow. "The government restructuring will have no significance," said Grigory Yavlinsky, leader of the Yabloko faction of the State Duma of the RF in an interview with the Ekho Moskvi radio station.

"Russia does not possess a politically independent government. Therefore, a change of government does not mean anything. Today we don't have such a political institution as government," explained

Touching on the problem of pension reform proposed by the government, Yavlinsky said that he "seriously doubts" the efficiency of the cumulative system. "We propose another logic to resolve this problem: if you increase considerably the share of pensioners in the gross domestic product and switch to a requisite system for calculating pensions, you should end up with a clear and transparent system," added the leader of the Yabloko faction.

May 14, 2001