Views on Russia
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Commenting on the article, "Russian Banks: Desperately
Seeking Solvency", are two prominent Russian politicians,
Grigory Yavlinsky and Boris Nemtsov, who present
their views on the current status of the Russian
economy and prospects for the future.
Yavlinsky answers the questions of foreign journalists
State Duma, December
Grigory Yavlinsky: Good morning. I propose that we
start right away with your questions. As we like to
say, you have the questions and we have the answers.
Question: How do you assess the defeat of your party
at the elections?
new cabinet 'hit by corruption
By Marcus Warren in Moscow
Corruption is thriving inside the new Russian cabinet
even before it has finalised measures to deal with
the country's crisis, according to Grigory Yavlinsky,
Russia's most prominent pro-Western politician.
Should be The Goal of Our National Policy
By Grigory YavlinskyMir Natsionalnostei
magazine , page 3, December 16, 1999
The potential for national conflicts may represent
the main danger that we face today, owing to attempts
to make nations confront each other on a national
or religious plane. These trends have been increasing.
the party of the democratic opposition
Grigory Yavlinsky, in an interview with the
Italian newspaper, La Stampa, December 19, 1999
Yabloko, the party of the democratic opposition,
is considered one the favourites in the election race.
Its leader Grigory Yavlinsky is the only Russian politician
to have spoken against the war in Chechnya. For this
position Yavlinsky paid the price in the harshest
discussions and was labelled a "traitor"
by his rivals.
less wit in the chamber The
number of Yabloko representatives in the Duma has
more than halved.
By Alexei Mikhailov,Yabloko Rossiyi, No 58
(92)December 25, 1999
The elections to the State Duma are over. We
all observed the tough struggle and the powerful
propaganda methods that were used during the elections.
We asked the Chairman of the Programme Commission
of the Yabloko association Alexei Mikhailov to
provide an initial analysis of the campaign and
explain his point of view on the possible political
implications of the elections for Yabloko.
'Needs a Different President'
Ekho Moskvy Radiostation , in Russian
1505 GMT October 19, 1998
Before the next presidential election in Russia,
candidates should undergo a medical examination
by Grigory Yavlinsky at an evening at the Central
House of Film
Moderators: Viktor Merezhko and Yuliy
Gusmann January 21, 1999
Q: What is your
attitude to Vladimir Lenin?
Yavlinsky: I don't know why you began with such
a question. However, as we have begun with this
issue, let me respond: Lenin is one of the most
important historic figures of our century.
of Sergei Stepashin for the programme "Geroi
Dnya" ("Hero of the Day")
NTV Programme, Interviewer - Svetlana
Sorokina, October 5, 1999
think that, as far as I understand Vladimir
Putin, one of his main tasks was to enlist
our support. Let us be honest. For today
we are involved in a full-scale military
operation in Chechnya. We call it a war
against terrorism, but it is absolutely
clear that, when artillery and aviation
are employed and the troops have already
approached the Terek River, this certainly