Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 123

Earlier in the week, the TsIK disqualified several other parties, including the "Democratic Russia" bloc, chaired by well-known democrats Galina Starovoitova, Gleb Yakunin, and Lev Ponomarev; and the Russian Zemstvo Movement, supported by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, which promotes political representation on the estate principle and devolution of central powers to local government bodies. The TsIK claimed to have found irregularities with the signature collection in support of both slates. (1)

Chernomyrdin Pessimistic About Government Bloc’s Prospects.