Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 54

Transdniester Supreme Soviet chairman Grigory Marakutsa yesterday described the Russian Duma action as "hasty and ill-conceived… It should be obvious to all that the USSR can not be reconstituted in its previous form. The resolutions will do nothing to amplify integration processes and may even cause some countries to distance themselves from Russia." Surprising in view of Tiraspol’s close relations with Russian Communists, this reaction heaved close to the Russian government’s position. (Flux, March 18)