MAYOR OF MOSCOW YURI LUZHKOV IS RUMORED TO INTEND TO RESIGN…

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MAYOR OF MOSCOW YURI LUZHKOV IS RUMORED TO INTEND TO RESIGN…

Moskovsky Komsomolets, December 4, 2001, p. 2

…In case Muscovites fail to turn up.

As far as the municipal authorities are concerned, the situation with voters’ turnout at the municipal election is dire. Despite all efforts, less than the necessary 25% Muscovites plan to turn up. It will irk Luzhkov immensely and may affect the ballot.

PRESIDENT OF GEORGIA EDUARD SHEVARDNADZE CALLS A PRESS CONFERENCE

Moskovsky Komsomolets, December 4, 2001, p. 2

Eduard Shevardnadze fell back without any sharp statements with regard to Moscow. According to Shevardnadze, Putin is prepared to back up the UN Security Council draft document on the split of powers between Sukhumi and Tbilisi.

COMMUNISTS WANT EX-PRESIDENT YELTSIN TRIED

Moskovsky Komsomolets, December 4, 2001, p. 2

A letter demanding for Boris Yeltsin’s trial was sent to Prosecutor General Vladimir Ustinov by Alexander Kulikov, deputy chairman of the Security Committee of the Duma (communist faction).

ALL-RUSSIAN DEMOCRATIC CONFERENCE OPENS IN MOSCOW

Moskovsky Komsomolets, December 4, 2001, p. 2

It was attended by representatives of virtually all democratic parties and movements in Russia – Grigori Yavlinsky of Yabloko, Boris Nemtsov of the Union of Right Forces, and activists of Forward, Russia!, Liberal Russia, and the Republican Party.

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