OMON PULLED OUT FROM KARACHAEVO-CHERKESSIA

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OMON PULLED OUT FROM KARACHAEVO-CHERKESSIA

Parlamentskaya Gazeta, November 23, 1999, p. 1

All OMON units dispatched to Karachaevo-Cherkessia from other regions after the election on May 16 are being withdrawn.

According to Colonel General Ivan Golubev, Plenipotentiary Representative of the President in Karachaevo-Cherkessia and Deputy Interior Minister, for the time being a detachment of 350 servicemen is remaining in Karachaevo-Cherkessia. It will be pulled out in late November.

According to Golubev, the situation in Karachaevo-Cherkessia is such that order can be maintained and upheld by the local law enforcement agencies.

CRIMINALS TRIED IN ROSTOV

Trud, November 23, 1999, p. 1

A gang of 330 men is now facing trial at the Rostov Regional Court. The criminals were charged with muggings and at least twelve murders. Law enforcement agencies confiscated over 20 firearms and more than 1,000 rounds of ammunitions from the group.

The gang operated in the Rostov region for almost three years. Investigation into their case lasted eighteen months.

IS SHPIGUN IN GEORGIA?

Rossiiskaya Gazeta, November 23, 1999, p. 1

General Gennadi Shpigun, a representative of the Russian Federation in Chechnya abducted on March 5, may be kept in a Georgian border village somewhere close to Chechnya, according to a source from the Caucasus Regional Directorate for Combating Organized Crime. According to operational reports, this hypothesis is based on the testimony of a Dagestani recently released from captivity.

PUTIN DELIVERS A SPEECH

ORT (Russian Public Television), News program, November 22, 1999, 15:00

Premier Putin delivered a speech at the all-Russian conference dedicated to state management which opened at the Government House today. Addressing those present, Putin announced that any redistribution of property in the country was out of the question now.

According to the premier, we have to improve the system of state management.

THE DUMA INTENDS TO HEAR OUT THE PREMIER

NTV (Independent Television), “Segodnya” program, November 22, 1999, 14:00

Boris Kuznetsov, Deputy Chairman of the Duma: Premier Vladimir Putin will address the Duma at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday. His report will take thirty minutes or so, and during the next thirty minutes each faction and groups will be entitled to two questions.

The Duma Council has ruled on the issue of discussion of the draft budget in its third reading. The deputies will be summoned for an emergency sitting on November 29.

LDPR and Our-Home-is-Russia suddenly demanded a cancellation of the Friday resolution of the Duma which advocated for the arrest of the bank accounts of ORT (Russian Public Television) TV channel. The Accounting Chamber had complained to the Duma that ORT prevented it from auditing its finances, and the resolution on Friday was adopted virtually without a debate. Today, deputies of the LDPR and Our-Home-is-Russia announced that the resolution was invalid because most of their factions were absent from the Friday session. The Duma Council refused to amend the resolution and Vladimir Zhirinovsky banged the door accusing the Duma majority of being enemies of free speech.

ANOTHER SCANDAL BREWS UP IN THE DUMA

ORT (Russian Public Television), News program, November 22, 1999, 15:00

The sitting of the Duma Council on Thursday will discuss a draft resolution relieving Chairman Gennadi Seleznev of his duties.

According to Alexander Vengerovsky, the draft resolution was put forth by the People’s Deputy group which comprises forty-three parliamentarians.

Vengerovsky says that Seleznev has been neglecting his duties in many ways.

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