Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 16

Another electoral bloc organized itself in time to beatlast week’s registration deadline. Calling itself “The People,” the new bloc unitesthe Association of Investors, the Afghan War Invalids, and the Russian Unionparty, Moscow radio reported May 18. The Investors are the biggest of the threegroups, claiming three million Muscovites and 25 million people countrywide.Those figures represent the number of people who have investments rather thanthose who ally with the investor group.

Chernomyrdin Bloc Designed To Control Regions.