— DUMA’S DEBTS:
The chief administrative official of the federal Duma says the legislature is out of money. There is neither paper in the print shop, nor coffee in the cafeteria, nor heat in the offices. Speaker Gennady Seleznev says the treasury owes the Duma 145 million rubles (about US$9 million at 16-1). He accused the finance minister of “flagrant violations” of law.