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RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol 3, No. 46, Part I, 8 March 1999


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RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol 3, No. 46, Part I, 8 March 1999

A daily report of developments in Eastern and
Southeastern Europe, Russia, the Caucasus and Central
Asia prepared by the staff of Radio Free Europe/Radio
Liberty.

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Transcaucasia and Central Asia. Part II covers Central,
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Headlines, Part I

* BEREZOVSKII FIRING WINS PRAISE

* SENIOR RUSSIAN INTERIOR MINISTRY OFFICIAL ABDUCTED IN
GROZNY

* GEORGIAN PRESIDENT RULES OUT NATO MEMBERSHIP, TURKISH BASES
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RUSSIA

BEREZOVSKII FIRING WINS PRAISE... Russian political figures
across the political spectrum have backed President Boris
Yeltsin's decision to dismiss Boris Berezovskii as CIS
executive secretary, Russian agencies reported on 5 March.
Prime Minister Yevgenii Primakov said that the CIS leader
failed to act "with the authorization of the CIS chief
executive," (that is, Yeltsin). State Duma chairman Gennadii
Seleznev said Yeltsinís decision was an occasion for raising
"a glass of champagne or something stronger." Federation
Council Chairman Yegor Stroev said the sacking was of no
consequence for Russia itself, while Moscow Mayor Yurii
Luzhkov said it was "long overdue." Communist Party leader
Gennadii Zyuganov said that "justice has finally prevailed."
Yabloko leader Grigorii Yavlinskii called Yeltsinís action
"an insignificant event" calculated to obscure reports of
corruption in the government. Meanwhile, Interior Minister
Sergei Stepashin said that Russian law enforcement agencies
are not currently investigating Berezovskii. PG

...FUELS SPECULATION ABOUT MORE CHANGES... Russian political
analysts generally viewed the dismissal of Berezovskii as a
victory for Primakov, Interfax reported. While some suggested
that the firing marked the end of Berezovskii's political
career, Georgii Satarov on 5 March said he "does not consider
Berezovskiiís political future hopeless." But the chairman of
the State Duma's CIS Affairs Committee, Georgii Tikhonov,
told Interfax the same day that Berezovskii's dismissal may
lead to more attacks on Primakov's government. "A person
possessing such huge funds as Berezovskii will not just calm
down; he will fight together with his team and do a lot of
harm," Tikhonov concluded. And "Izvestiya" suggested on 6
March that Yeltsin may sack others, including members of the
government, because "the president does not make 'asymmetric'
firings." PG

...SURPRISES SOME CIS LEADERS. The presidents of several CIS
member states have expressed surprise at Yeltsin's decision
to fire Berezovskii as CIS executive secretary, suggesting
that such a decision does not lie within the competence of
the chairman of the CIS Heads of State Council. Azerbaijan's
Heidar Aliev said Berezovskii's dismissal should have been
discussed beforehand by all CIS presidents. Georgia's Eduard
Shevardnadze said he was not consulted in advance.
Kazakhstan's Prime Minister Nurlan Balghimbayev told Interfax
that consensus is needed to remove the executive secretary
from his post. Moldova's Petru Lucinschi told Interfax that
he supported the decision, as did spokesmen for Armenia's
Robert Kocharian and Kyrgyzstan's Askar Akayev. Ukrainian
President Leonid Kuchma predicted that his colleagues will
endorse Yeltsin's decision at the next CIS summit, but he did
not say whether he personally approved it. Ivan Korotchenya,
named by Yeltsin on 5 March to succeed Berezovskii, told
Interfax that the next summit will be held on 30 or 31 March
or 2 April. LF

YELTSIN AIDE CRITICIZES PRIMAKOV FOR 'COMPLACENCY.' Appearing
on ORT television on 6 March, Oleg Sysuev, Yeltsinís first
deputy chief of staff, criticized the prime minister for
"complacency" and added that Yeltsin "undoubtedly has no
complacency about the government," Interfax reported. Sysuev
noted that Primakov enjoys a great deal of public support
"but this does not mean that this confidence is endless." And
he noted that Yeltsin is not "unconditional" in his support
of the government and is especially concerned about the slow
pace of negotiations with the IMF. If things do not improve
on that front, Sysuev said, Yeltsin may intervene directly.
Asked if all this meant that the president is preparing to
make new changes in the government, Sysuev said that such
changes are "the prerogative of the president" and that no
official should conclude that he will remain "in the
government forever." PG

DRAFT YELTSIN ADDRESS REAFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO REFORM.
"Izvestiya" on 6 March reported that it had acquired a copy
of a draft speech that Yeltsin plans to give once he has
recovered, ITAR-TASS said. The newspaper indicated that the
text is a manifesto of liberal reforms and reaffirms
Yeltsin's commitment to market-oriented transformations. But
on 8 March, Russian agencies reported that Yeltsin will
remain in the hospital until the end of March. PG

MOSCOW DECRIES REPORTED CIA INVOLVEMENT IN UNSCOM... A senior
Russian Foreign Ministry official, speaking on condition of
anonymity, said that reports in the "Washington Post" that
the U.S. had used UNSCOM as a cover for its intelligence
operations against Iraq are disturbing. He said that this
report "proves that the special commission has discredited
itself by once again crudely violating the mandate" of the UN
Security Council. PG

...CALLS FOR CONSULTATIONS ON BOSNIA, KOSOVA. The Russian
Foreign Ministry issued a statement on 6 March calling for
urgent consultations with Western governments to discuss the
future of the Bosnian peace process following the decision by
the international community's high representative in Bosnia
and Herzegovina, Carlos Westendorp, to sack the president of
the Bosnian Serb entity, ITAR-TASS reported. The statement
also questioned the decision to establish a Brcko district in
Bosnia and Herzegovina. Regarding Kosova, Russian Foreign
Ministry spokesman Vladimir Rakhmanin said Moscow is opposed
to any unilateral use of force in Kosova without the approval
of the UN Security Council. In a related move, Russian
Defense Minister Igor Sergeev met with his Yugoslav
counterpart, Pavle Bulatovic, in Moscow on 6 March. The two
also said that any use of force by NATO in Kosova is
"inadmissible." PG

CENTRAL BANK PROMISES TO DEFEND RUBLE. As the ruble fell
below 23 to $1 on 5 March, Russian Finance Minister Mikhail
Zadornov said that the Central Bank of Russia has sufficient
resources "both to prevent a sharp drop of the ruble exchange
rate and to make foreign debt payments," Interfax-FIA
reported. He added that Moscow has extended until 1 May the
period in which Treasury bills and Finance Ministry bonds are
to be restructured. PG

INFLATION SLOWED IN FEBRUARY. The State Statistics Committee
told Interfax on 5 March that monthly inflation fell to 4.1
percent in February, down from 8.5 percent in January and
11.6 percent in December. PG

DUMA BACKS MEASURE TO MAINTAIN STATE CONTROL OVER ORT... The
lower house on 5 March gave preliminary approval to a bill
that would maintain government control over Russian Public
Television network and prohibit foreigners from owning any
shares in the station, AP reported. At present, Berezovskii,
newly fired as CIS executive secretary, is the largest
shareholder in the network after the government. Deputies
reportedly acted to prevent him from selling his shares to
Rupert Murdoch. PG

...PASSES LAW TO PROTECT SMALL ETHNIC GROUPS. The next day,
the Duma approved in the third reading a bill intended to
provide special protection for indigenous ethnic communities,
ITAR-TASS reported. The law requires Russian government
agencies to provide these communities with support and allows
the communities in turn to set up territorial self-government
bodies and seek compensation when economic development harms
their lands. PG

CORRUPTION IN RUSSIA REACHES 'UNPRECEDENTED' LEVELS... Acting
Prosecutor-General Yurii Chaika told the Duma on 5 March that
corruption in Russia has reached "unprecedented" levels and
become "a destructive force" in the country, Interfax
reported. Chaika said that prosecutors have exposed some
56,000 crimes involving government officials over the last
three years. The same day, Interior Minister Stepashin asked
the Duma to ratify an extradition accord with Europe in order
to help fight corruption, and he announced that a new
agreement with Switzerland will allow Moscow to track down
funds illegally transferred to that country. PG

...WHILE CIVILIAN CRIME UP, MILITARY CRIME DOWN. Chaika also
noted that crime in Russia rose by 8 percent in 1998, with
some 2.6 million crimes registered by the authorities,
Interfax reported. But crime fell almost 6 percent in the
military, Russian army prosecutors told Interfax. PG

EFFORT TO BAN JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES CONTINUES. A Moscow judge
hearing a case brought by the government to ban the
activities of the Jehovahís Witnesses religious organization
in Russia has called for experts to examine their literature,
AP reported on 5 March. The civil trial, the first effort by
Russian prosecutors to use the religion law to ban a group,
will now be further delayed. Defense attorneys suggested that
the judge's move was designed to avoid having the Jehovahís
Witnesses acquitted, something they said powerful political
forces are against. "In any court of law, we think that now
the judge would be in a position to render a decision and we
could be exonerated. But not here," said a spokesperson for
the group. Meanwhile, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia
Aleksii II said that "if organizations naming themselves
religious violate civil and moral norms, the law enforcement
bodies have all grounds to take adequate measures," ITAR-TASS
reported the same day. PG

YELTSIN ACTS ON VARIOUS LEGISLATION. Yeltsin on 7 March
signed into law various acts that will protect stock market
investors and govern state grain purchases, ITAR-TASS
reported. Earlier, on 5 March, he vetoed legislation that
would have modified the countryís civil code and changed the
status of Federation Council deputies. In a related matter,
Yeltsin on 7 March submitted a resolution on the draft law
concerning Russian social security urging greater specificity
on the sources of revenue and spending limits. Meanwhile,
Prime Minister Primakov signed a resolution setting rules on
natural monopoly tariffs and issued an order to cut spending
on administrative costs in the government. PG

BORDER GUARDS CHIEF DENIES REORGANIZATION PLANS. Federal
Border Guards Service Director Konstantin Totskii on 6 March
denied reports that his service will be consolidated with the
Federal Security Service, ITAR-TASS reported. "This is not
just a rumor, this is gossip," he said. In other comments, he
noted that the most difficult problem facing border guards in
the Caucasus is a severe shortage of housing for officers and
warrant officers. PG

KURDS RALLY IN MOSCOW. Approximately 1,000 people took part
in a rally in Moscow on 6 March in support of Kurdish leader
Abdullah Ocalan, now under arrest in Turkey, Russian agencies
reported. Russian nationalist leader Vladimir Zhirinovskii
and Communist Duma Deputy Leonid Petrovskii pledged that
their groups will support the Kurds and their demand for an
independent Kurdish state. PG

RUSSIA DEVELOPS RADAR TO DETECT STEALTH AIRCRAFT. Unnamed
Russian military expects told Interfax on 6 March that Moscow
has developed the first radar system in the world capable of
identifying very small targets such as cruise missiles and
also stealth aircraft. The new system, according to these
sources, "shows a stealth aircraft just like 'an ordinary
one.'" PG

BLACK SEA FLEET WONíT BE BASED IN KRASNODAR. Admiral Vladimir
Komoedov told Interfax on 5 March that his fleet will not
leave Sevastopol and be home-based in Krasnodar, as recent
rumors suggested. PG

RUSSIAN POPULATION AGING, BUT LIFE EXPECTANCY LOW. The State
Statistics Committee told Interfax on 6 March that while the
average age of Russians is increasing, some 40 percent of all
Russian males now at age 16 will not survive until age 60 "if
current life expectancy levels in Russia are maintained." The
committee said that life expectancy at birth is 58 for males
and 71 for females. PG

REFERENDUM, PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS HELD IN DAGESTAN. Some 70
percent of Dagestan's 1.24 million electorate voted for a
third time on 7 March to oppose the introduction of a
directly elected presidency, Reuters reported the following
day. The post of head of state will continue to be held by
the chairman of the State Council, on which Dagestan's 14
autochthonous ethnic groups are represented. Results of
simultaneous elections to the People's Assembly, in which 490
candidates were competing for a total of 121 seats, are not
yet known. LF

SENIOR RUSSIAN INTERIOR MINISTRY OFFICIAL ABDUCTED IN
GROZNY... Five armed masked men on 5 March seized Major-
General Gennadii Shpigun from the aircraft at Grozny airport
in which he was about to fly to Moscow. Chechen President
Aslan Maskhadov immediately set up a working group tasked
with solving the kidnapping. Russian Interior Minister
Stepashin briefed President Yeltsin and Prime Minister
Primakov the next day on the measures taken to secure
Shpigun's release. The border between Chechnya and Dagestan
was closed to motor traffic, and Russian Interior Ministry
troops in the North Caucasus republics bordering on Chechnya
were placed on the alert. LF

...PROMPTING ACCUSATIONS, DENIALS... AP quoted witnesses to
Shpigun's abduction as saying that the kidnappers said that
in exchange for Shpigun, they intend to demand the release of
two Chechen women sentenced by a Stavropol Krai court last
month for a bomb attack on a North Caucasus railway station
in April 1997 (see "RFE/RL Newsline," 10 and 17 February
1999). Chechen presidential adviser Danilbek Tamkaev told
ITAR-TASS on 6 March that renegade field commander Salman
Raduev was responsible for the kidnapping, but Raduev's
deputy Lom-ali Yakhyaev denied this, adding that Raduev is
still seriously ill and recovering from surgery. Raduev had
vowed reprisals against Russia for the sentencing of the two
Chechen women. Chechen investigators said on 6 March they
believe that Shpigun's kidnappers hope to extract a ransom
for his release. Speaking on NTV on 7 March, Stepashin
implicitly accused Chechen opposition state council head
Shamil Basaev of masterminding the abduction. He vowed to
secure Shpigun's release. LF

...AND DEPARTURE OF RUSSIAN REPRESENTATION. The Russian
mission in Grozny informed the Chechen leadership on 6 March
that it would evacuate its personnel to Mozdok in North
Ossetia. President Maskhadov provided armed guards to
accompany those Russian bureaucrats, whose convoy left Grozny
at midday on 7 March. The same day, Basaev accused Russian
special services of masterminding Shpigun's abduction in
order to discredit Chechnya. Basaev's ally, former Chechen
Foreign Minister Movladi Udugov, announced the creation of a
commission charged with assessing alleged violations by
Moscow of the May 1997 bilateral treaty on peace and mutual
relations. Chechen Deputy Prime Minister Turpal Atgeriev told
Interfax on 7 March that a Russian warplane had dropped bombs
in a rural district south of Grozny the previous day, but a
Russian air force spokesman denied that charge. LF

TRANSCAUCASUS AND CENTRAL ASIA

FORMER ARMENIAN RULING PARTY HOLDS CONGRESS. Some 350
delegates attended the 11th congress of the center-right
Armenian Pan-National Movement in Yerevan on 5-6 March,
RFE/RL's Yerevan bureau reported. The congress adopted a
resolution describing the present Armenian leadership's
advent to power as "illegal" and as resulting in the
"criminalization" of the government and the establishment of
a "military-police system." Delegates vowed to thwart the
present leadership's alleged "plans to form a puppet
parliament" by falsifying the outcome of the 30 May
parliamentary elections. The resolution also called for the
creation of a shadow cabinet. The congress failed to elect
either a new 40-person ruling board or a new board chairman
to replace former Interior Minister Vano Siradeghian, who
left Armenia in late January and is wanted for questioning in
connection with his suspected complicity in a series of
murders. LF

NEW LOAN FOR ARMENIA POWER SECTOR. The International
Development Association (IDA) approved a loan of some $21
million on 4 March to help Armenia put its electric power
industry on an efficient commercial footing, according to an
RFE/RL correspondent in Washington. The credit is the first
of an anticipated total of some $53 million the World Bank
plans to allocate to Armenia over the next four-and-a-half
years to support power sector restructuring. It will be used
to make sure that Armenia's power needs are met in a reliable
and cost-effective manner while the industry is updated and
made self-sufficient. The plan includes ending subsidies and
will focus on three enterprises: Armenergo, High Voltage
Electronic Network Company, and Yerevan Distribution. LF

AZERBAIJAN IMPLICATES CIA IN ALLEGED ASSASSINATION PLOT.
Azerbaijan's National Security Ministry issued a statement on
6 March claiming that a former CIA agent advised former
parliamentary speaker Rasul Guliev on the latter's alleged
plan to assassinate former Azerbaijani President Abulfaz
Elchibey, AP reported (see "RFE/RL Newsline," 3 March 1999).
A CIA spokesman in Washington declined to comment on the
allegations. The Baku-based committee to defend Guliev, who
has lived in the U.S. since his resignation in September
1996, will stage a protest demonstration outside the Ministry
of National Security on 12 March, Turan reported on 5 March.
LF

GEORGIAN PRESIDENT RULES OUT NATO MEMBERSHIP, TURKISH BASES.
Speaking in Tokyo on 5 March, Eduard Shevardnadze admitted
that Georgia is unlikely to be admitted to NATO however much
it aspires to membership in that alliance, Caucasus Press
reported. Shevardnadze also said that Georgia's intensifying
military cooperation with Turkey will not extend to the
opening of Turkish military bases on Georgian territory. "The
subject has never been discussed, the Turkish side has never
even mentioned that possibility," ITAR-TASS quoted
Shevardnadze as saying. LF

RUSSIAN ENVOY, ABKHAZ LEADER DISCUSS REPATRIATION... Russian
special envoy for Abkhazia Lev Mironov met with Abkhaz
President Vladislav Ardzinba in Sukhumi on 6 March to discuss
the repatriation to Abkhazia of ethnic Georgian displaced
persons, ITAR-TASS reported. Abkhazia formally began the
repatriation process on 1 March. Mironov proposed that
Abkhazia and Georgia sign a bilateral agreement on
repatriation and on economic aid for the restoration of
Abkhazia's war-damaged infrastructure. Estimates of the
number of Georgians who have returned to Abkhazia differ
widely. Georgian Minister of State Vazha Lortkipanidze told
journalists in Tbilisi on 6 March that "no process of
repatriation has got under way," Interfax reported. But an
official with the Russian peacekeeping force told ITAR-TASS
on 5 March that "a large number" of displaced persons have
returned to the villages of Tagiloni, Nabakevi, and Pichora.
LF

...AS GEORGIAN PARLIAMENT ISSUES FORMAL PROTEST. The Georgian
parliament, meanwhile, issued a statement protesting
Ardzinba's unilateral initiative to allow Georgian displaced
persons to return to Abkhazia before international guarantees
of their security are in place, Caucasus Press reported on 5
March. The statement accused the Abkhaz leadership of seeking
to exploit the returnees as cheap labor. It recalled an April
1996 resolution affirming that repatriation will not begin
until Georgia's territorial integrity and Tbilisi's
jurisdiction over Abkhazia are restored. LF

KAZAKHSTAN'S FOREIGN MINISTER VISITS ISLAMABAD... Kasymjomart
Tokayev was in the Pakistani capital on 5-6 March, ITAR-TASS
and dpa reported. Tokayev met with his counterpart, Sartaj
Aziz, and President Nawaz Sharif to discuss the potential for
trade after the opening in May of a highway from Kazakhstan
to the Pakistani port of Karachi via Kyrgyzstan and China.
Tokayev said Pakistan is interested in buying wheat from
Kazakhstan. He also discussed cooperation in banking and
aviation as well as cultural and humanitarian exchanges. Both
sides confirmed a commitment to resolving the conflict in
Afghanistan on the basis of non-interference in that
country's internal affairs. BP

...MEETS WITH TALIBAN REPRESENTATIVES. Tokayev also met with
Wakil Ahmed Mutawakil, an aide to Taliban leader Mullah Omar,
and said that Kazakhstan favors peace through the
establishment of a coalition government in which all warring
factions and groups are represented. The Afghan Islamic Press
agency was cited by dpa as reporting that the meeting was
"positive" and that the two sides agreed to "maintain
contact." Tokayev later side-stepped a journalist's question
about whether closer ties would be established with the
Taliban. "Recognizing or not recognizing the Taliban is not
important. The issue is we had direct talks with Taliban," he
said. BP

PRISONERS IN KAZAKHSTAN ATTEMPT SUICIDE. Twenty-six inmates
of the Atyrau prison in western Kazakhstan stabbed themselves
in the stomach in what reportedly was a mass suicide attempt
to protest conditions in their jail, AP reported on 4 March.
All are expected to recover from the wounds that they
inflicted on themselves with home-made knives. The inmates
were protesting overcrowding, lack of food, and other
inhumane conditions that they claim exist in the prison. A
similar incident happened at the same prison late last year.
The country's Security Council recently discovered that funds
slated for the prison have been misappropriated. BP

GAZPROM CHIEF COMMENTS ON TURKMEN GAS SHIPMENTS... Rem
Vyakhirev, addressing the Russian State Duma on 5 March,
explained the state of affairs as regards Turkmen natural gas
shipments to Ukraine via Russia (see "RFE/RL Newsline," 17
February 1999), ITAR-TASS and Interfax reported. Vyakhirev
said the system for those shipments allows Russia "to control
the fuel supply from Turkmenistan to Ukrainian consumers."
Vyakhirev also said Turkmenistan has lost about $1 billion
since Turkmen gas shipments to Ukraine ceased in spring 1997
owing to disputes over shipping terms, Ukraine's large debt,
and the low price paid to Turkmenistan for the shipments.
Vyakhirev said that Gazprom, as the operator of the pipeline,
sets the conditions for transportation of Turkmen gas. He
also noted that his company will participate in projects to
develop new gas fields in Turkmenistan and ship Turkmen gas
to China. BP

...AS DOES RUSSIAN MINISTER FOR CIS AFFAIRS. Boris Pastukhov
said "the closer we are connected to Turkmenistan's gas and
oil sectors, the more the CIS countries, above all Russia,
will be the winners." Pastukhov noted that Turkmenistan still
plans to build a pipeline to Pakistan and India via
Afghanistan and that "sooner or later" this will take place.
He recommended that Russia take part in this project.
However, Pastukhov said the Russian government should block
plans to lay a pipeline from Turkmenistan to Azerbaijan along
the bed of the Caspian Sea. BP

TURKMENISTAN, PAKISTAN SIGN MEMORANDUM ON ELECTRICAL
SUPPLIES. The Energy Ministries of Turkmenistan and Pakistan
have signed a memorandum on conducting a feasibility study
for the export of Turkmen electricity to Pakistan via
Afghanistan, Interfax reported on 6 March. Two routes will be
examined: Mary-Sherberghan-Mazar-i-Sharif-Kabul-Peshawar and
Mary-Herat-Kandahar-Quetta, both of which are some 1,150
kilometers long. Regions in Afghanistan would also receive
supplies and two transit stations would be built in that
country. BP

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