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Yeltsin aide Georgy Satarovtold a May 28 conference near Moscow that Russian political groupsdivide according to what periods of the past they fear, what spatialarrangements of the country they are concerned with, and what forcesthey believe control the situation behind the scenes, Segodnya reportedMay 30. He said this politics of fear was unlikely to end soon: “Whyfight phobias if you can profit from them,” Satarov concluded. On amore immediate level, Satarov said that he hoped Ivan Rybkin’sproblem-plagued electoral bloc would get organized. If that does nothappen, the Yeltsin aide suggested, it will be “worse for the politicalsystem.”

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