Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 11

Attacking Estonian president Lennart Meriand others who oppose Russia’s entry into the Council of Europe, Russian Dumamember Aleksandr Dzasokhov asked in Strasbourg, “How many more pressconferences do we have to give here before we become full members?” theBaltic Independent reported May 4. The problem may not be the number of pressconferences; the Council of Europe suspended Russia’s application overChechnya, and Council human rights experts reported earlier that Moscow doesnot meet European standards as a democracy or in the field of human rights.

Kiev Will Close Chernobyl.