THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE MARITIME REGION CLOSES THE BORDER WITH CHINA

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THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE MARITIME REGION CLOSES THE BORDER WITH CHINA

Izvestia, August 4, 1999, p.2

Primorye (the Maritime region) has been put in quarantine. All contacts with neighboring China have been broken.

Physicians have discovered cholera in Ussirisk. A local driver has been hospitalized. He traveled regularly to Dunin, which is located in China. According to information from military bodies, an intestinal infection which has led to the deaths of a few people has been registered in China. The Administration of the Maritime region has sent an official inquiry to the governing bodies of China. The residents of the region have been requested not to buy Chinese fruit and vegetables.

YELTSIN WILL NOT SURVIVE WITHOUT THE KREMLIN

Komsomolskaya Pravda, August 4, 1999, p.2

The Kremlin seems to have thought out what Yeltsin will do after he resigns. According to a secret plan, Yeltsin may lead a certain fund for the revival of the Kremlin. The members of his family may participate in the work of the fund.

The author of the idea, Professor Lev Mogilevsky, is sure that in three years the fund will collect $1 billion. According to information of the Political News Agency, Chief of the Presidential Administration Alexander Voloshin likes the idea.

PRIMAKOV GOES TO THE PROVINCES

Komsomolskaya Pravda, August 4, 1999, p.2

Rumors are circulating that Primakov has found new job: he has allegedly became an advisor to the governor of Orenburg for Foreign Affairs. The Press Service of the Administration of Orenburg has commented on this information. The chief of the Press Service stated that Yevgeny Primakov has agreed to consult with the Administration on international issues. The governor of Orenburg intends to visit Moscow soon to discuss the matter with Primakov personally.

CLUES FROM THE "COUP" IN VORONEZH POINT TO THE KREMLIN

Tribuna, August 4, 1999, p.1

The causes of the recent “coup” in Voronezh have become more clear. The group of supporters of Vasily Kochergin, the pretender to the governorship of Voronezh, are junior police officers who used to be drivers of the Moscow police. It would be naive to think that Moscow police officers came to Voronezh and got involved in the political action independently.

The “excursion” to Voronezh was organized by Nizenko, an advisor to one of the deputy chiefs of the Presidential Administration. But there is one question: is it possible that he organized such an action without the permission of the chief of the Presidential Administration?

ZYUGANOV ON THE PROSPECTS OF THE COALITION OF ALL RUSSIA AND FATHERLAND

ORT, Novosti, August 3, 1999, 15:00

Leader of the CPRF Gennady Zyuganov has stated that he does not think that the coalition of Fatherland and All Russia has any prospects in the elections because the two movements actively supported Yeltsin, and his policy has driven the country to catastrophe.

RUSSIA WILL NOT RETURN TO TOTALITARIANISM

ORT, Novosti, August 3, 1999, 15:00

Gennady Zyuganov stated at a press conference that Stepashin’s statement that the Communists will never win contradicts the Constitution and infringes on Russian laws. The leader of the CPRF intends to appeal to the General Prosecutor’s Office.

In response to this statement, Chief of the Department for Government Information Alexander Mikhailov stated it is only an attempt by the CPRF to attract attention prior to the elections. According to Mikhailov, Russia does not intend to return to totalitarianism. And he stressed that Stepashin’s statement was aimed against the supporters of this idea.

PRESIDENT MEETS WITH FORMER AND PRESENT PREMIERS

RT, Vesti, August 3, 1999, 20:00

Today President Yeltsin held two meetings, one with the former and one with the present premier. The details of his 35 minute talk with Sergei Stepashin, in which head of the Presidential Administration Alexander Voloshin also took part, remains a secret. It is only known that the coming elections, the state of affairs in the North Caucasus, and military cooperation with foreign countries were discussed.

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