FROM G-7 TO P-8.

Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 28

Russian officials, from Yeltsin on down, have pressed for the expansion of the G-7 meetings to be called the G-8, but they will be disappointed at Halifax. Officials preparing that meeting said they would call the sessions the P-8 in recognition of the fact that Russia will participate in the political discussions but not the economic ones there. This change in nomenclature will fool no one; on June 7, Segodnya argued that Russia, despite its current economic weakness, must be included in all the conversations among the leaders of the world’s most powerful economies.

Yeltsin’s Bank Chairman Nominee Opposed.