Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 161

Russian deputy prime minister Sergei Shakhrai resigned from the Russian government today in order to accept the parliamentary seat he won in the Rostov-on-the-Don region in southern Russia. Shakhrai won in an individual constituency race in his home region; his Party of Unity and Accord failed to clear the 5 percent requirement for Duma representation in the party-list vote. (2)

Communist Wins Election as Novosibirsk Governor.