The Russian president has criticized those Russian leaders who have not yet submitted declarations of their assets. Yeltsin launched the drive as part of his latest campaign against corruption and the deadline for filing the declarations expired on July 20. But Yeltsin complained yesterday that, while he himself and most of the members of the cabinet have published their declarations, 33 out of 58 regional governors and no members of parliament have followed their example. He threatened to publish the names of those failing to comply. Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov, who had to publish an income declaration when he ran for president last year, called Yeltsin’s campaign "a farce." He said the declared incomes published by leading members of the government were so tiny that no-one could take them seriously. (Itar-Tass, July 23)
Luzhkov Upstages Nemtsov.