Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 39

Representatives of 46 regionalpapers met in Penza to discuss the creation of anadvertising syndicate to help them stay in business,Penzenskaya pravda reported May 16. Lacking a coordinatedmethod of seeking advertisers, the papers are largely at themercy of local political elites. The regional pressrepresentatives also reportedly discussed the creation of anew, non-Moscow-based press agency to distribute news aboutRussia outside of Moscow.

Lebed Lays Out His Political Program.