SHAKHRAI LEAVES CHERNOMYRDIN AS GROMOV PARTS WITH RYBKIN.
Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 85
Citing disappointment with Premier Viktor Chernomyrdin for turningthe "Russia is Our Home" bloc into nothing more thana "party of high-ranking bureaucrats," Sergei Shakhrai,the leader of the Russian Party of Unity and Accord, and himselfa deputy premier, said he would run independently, Russian televisionreported August 30. Meanwhile, Gen. Boris Gromov, who had beennumber two on the list of Duma speaker Ivan Rybkin’s bloc, saidhe was leaving that bloc and would also run independently.
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