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Russia and Eurasia Documents Annual 1995

(Formerly USSR Documents Annual)

Volume2 Central Eurasian States

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction xv

Part 1

COMMONWEALTH OF INDEPENDENT STATES (CIS)

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 GENERAL. POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC AGREEMENTS

  1. Agreement on Aid to Refugees and Forced Resettlers (28 Jan) 2
  2. Aleksandr Liushkevich, Agenda for CIS Conference in Almaty (1 Feb) 3
  3. Nazarbaev on the CIS Summit in Almaty (3 Feb) 4
  4. Statute on the Procedures for Provision of Goods (Work, Services) Within the
  5. Scope of Production Cooperation and Specialization of Production Between Enterprises and Sectors of the Russian Federation and Other Commonwealth of Independent States Participant-States (5 May) 4
  6. Agreement on General Conditions and Mechanisms for Support of Development of Production Cooperation of Enterprises and Sectors of the Commonwealth of Independent States Participant-States (5 May) 7
  7. Protocol on the Mechanism of Realization of the Agreement on General
  8. Conditions and the Mechanism of Support of the Development of Production Cooperation of Enterprises and Sectors of the Commonwealth of
  9. Independent States Participant-States (5 May) 9

Chapter 2 INTER-STATE AGREEMENTS

  1. Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Agreement on a Customs Union (20 Jan) 11

Chapter 3 MILITARY AGREEMENTS AND ISSUES

  1. Memorandum on Maintaining Peace and Stability in the Commonwealth of Independent States (10 Feb) 12
  2. Resolutions of CIS Member-States on Collective Security (10 Feb) 13
  3. The Declaration of Member States of the Collective Security Treaty (10 Feb) 13
  4. CIS Council of Heads of State and Government, Declaration of Participating States of the Treaty on Collective Security (10 Feb) 14
  5. CIS Council of Heads of State and Government, The Concept of Collective Security of Participating States of the Treaty (10 Feb) 15
  6. Agreement on the Creation of a Unified Air Defense System for the CIS States (10 Feb) 19
  7. Director of Russia's Border Service Calls for Unified Border Force (25 May) 22
  8. Treaty on Cooperation in the Protection of the Borders of the Participants in the Commonwealth of Independent States That Are Not Members of the Commonwealth (26 May) 23
  9. Col. Gen. Viktor Samsonov, Defense Alliance is Not a New Military Bloc (6 Oct) 25

Chapter 4 COMMON ECONOMIC SPACE

  1. Agreement on the Creation of a Payment Union of Member States of the Commonwealth of Independent States (21 Oct 1994) 27
  2. Decision on the Need for the Adjustment of Interstate Settlements According to the Results of the Trade and Economic Relations of the Participants in the Commonwealth of Independent States for 1992-1993 (26 May) 30
  3. Ivan Karatchenia, We Cannot Live Without One Another (6 Dec) 30

Chapter 5 COMMENTARY

  1. Mikhail Shchipanov, March Theses. This Month Brought Quite Clear Results (25 Mar) 33
  2. Oleg Cherkovets, Belovezhskaia Blockheads (27 May) 34
  3. Aleksei Portanskii, The Summit at Minsk Passed Without Sensations If One Shrugs Off the Demolition of the Border Post (30 May) 35

Part 2

UKRAINE

Introduction 36

Chapter 1 GOVERNMENT

  1. Vitaliy Masol, Statement on Resignation (2 Mar) 39
  2. Masol News Conference on Resignation (4 Mar) 40
  3. Ukraine Cabinet of Ministers Decree, Approval of Regulations for Drawing Up and Issuing Passports for Citizens of Ukraine for Exit Abroad and Travel Documents for Children, and Their Temporary Withholding and Confiscation, and the Regulations (31 Mar) 40
  4. Regulations for Drawing Up and Issuing Passports for Citizens of Ukraine for Exit Abroad and Travel Documents for Children, and Their Temporary Withholding and Confiscation (31 May) 40
  5. Leonid Kuchma, Independence Day Speech (24 Aug) 45
  6. Yevhen Marchuk, Organizational and Administrative Support for the Program of Government Activity (28 Sep) 52

Chapter 2 THE POLITICAL SCENE

  1. Vitaliy Masol, Different Opinions are Needed to Search for the Truth (31 Jan) 58
  2. Leonid Kuchma News Conference, Kharkov (6 May) 61
  3. Liliana Vezhbovska, Young People in Political Dimension (12 May) 64
  4. Ivan Chizh, Statement of the Socialist Fraction of the Supreme Council of Ukraine (13 Sep) 66

Chapter 3 NATIONALITY ISSUES and CRIMEA

  1. Ukrainian President Decree, On Ordinances of the Government of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea (12 Jan) 68
  2. Crimean Supreme Council, On State-Owned Facilities in the Republic of Crimea and the Property of Public Organizations Located on the Territory of the Republic of Crimea (12 Jan) 69
  3. Crimean Supreme Council Decree, On the Regional Branch of the State
  4. Property Fund of Ukraine for the Republic of Crimea (18 Jan) 69
  5. Crimean Supreme Council, Appeal to Russian Federation President Yeltsin (19 Jan) 70
  6. Ukrainian Law, On the Abolition of the Constitution and Certain Laws of Crimea (17 Mar) 70
  7. Supreme Council Resolution on Abolition of Crimean Laws (17 Mar) 71
  8. Decree on Implementing Resolutions Abolishing Crimean Laws (17 Mar) 71
  9. Law of Ukraine, On the Autonomous Republic of Crimea (17 Mar) 72
  10. Lev Ryabchikov, Crimean Response to Abolition of Presidency (18 Mar) 75
  11. Appeal to Russian Federation President B.N. Yeltsin, to Deputies of the State
  12. Duma and Federation Council of the Federal Assembly, and to the People of Russia (20 Mar) 76
  13. Appeal to the Secretary General of the United Nations, His Excellency Mr.
  14. Butrus-Ghali, to the Secretary General of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Mr. V. Henk, to All Social Democratic Organizations of the World Community, and to the International Confederation of Journalists (21 Mar) 77
  15. Yurii Meshkov's Appeal to the United Nations (22 Mar) 78
  16. Crimean Supreme Council Decree, On the Political-Legal Situation in the Republic of Crimea (20 Apr) 79
  17. Draft Constitution Passed by Crimean Parliament (21 Sep) 84
  18. Discussion Over the New Crimean Constitution (2 Nov) 84

Chapter 4 MILITARY AND FOREIGN POLICY

  1. What Does Valeriy Shmarov, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister, Think About Most Often? (29 Jun) 85
  2. Lt. Col. Aleksandr Kluban, NATO. A Special Look at Ukraine (5 Jul) 88
  3. Hennadiy Yosypovych Udovenko, Persistence and Pragmatism Characterize Ukraine's External Policy Today (22 Aug) 90
  4. Anatoliy Zlenko, Good Foreign Affairs Experts are not Eager to Become Diplomats (19 Sep) 94
  5. Mikhail Kalmykov, Ukraine and the Council of Europe (26 Sep) 96
  6. Foreign Minister Udovenko's Speech at the 50th Session of the United Nations (28 Sep) 96
  7. Ukraine and Russia 101
  8. Hennadiy Udovenko Letter to Leonid Kuchma on Russia's CIS Policy (6 Oct) 101
  9. Udovenko Discusses Ukrainian/Russian Talks (16 Oct) 102
  10. Gazprom to Charge More for Gas Exported Across Ukraine (2 Nov) 102

Chapter 5 THE ECONOMY

  1. Ukraine President Decree, On Regulating Barter (Merchandise-Swapping) Operations in the Sector of Foreign Economic Activities (27 Jan) 103
  2. Crimean Supreme Council Decree, On Measures to Improve the Power Supply at Agricultural Facilities of the Republic of Crimea (1 Feb) 105
  3. President of Ukraine Law, On Barter Trade (1 Feb) 106
  4. Serhiy Hryhorovych Osyka, Ukraine Must Not Be An Outsider (15 Feb) 108
  5. Agreements with Russia on the Gas Debt (26 Mar) 111
  6. Law of Ukraine, On the State Budget of Ukraine for 1995 (21 Apr) 113
  7. Ukraine President Decree, On the Measures for Strengthening Financial Discipline While Executing the State Budget of Ukraine (1 May) 122
  8. Appeal by the Ukrainian Government to Heads of Enterprises and Organizations, to the Population, and to All Consumers of Natural Gas (4 May) 123
  9. Volodymyr Kolychev, Yuriy Khlystun, Ukraine May Drown in "Black Gold" Unless It Drowns in the Black Sea or Gets Entangled in Pipeline (4 May) 124
  10. Volodymyr Stelmakh Outlines Policy of Ukrainian National Bank (24 May) 127
  11. Ukraine Supreme Council Decree, Guidelines for Fiscal Policy for 1996 (Budget Resolution) (7 Jul) 128
  12. Yevhen Marchuk, The Ukrainian Government's Economic Priorities (15 Sep) 130
  13. Yevhen Marchuk Speech to Ukrainian Supreme Council (11 Oct) 132
  14. Cooperation with the IMF (21 Dec) 141
  15. Agriculture 142
  16. Ukraine President Decree, On Procedures for Sharing Land Transferred to the Collective Ownership of Agricultural Enterprises and Organizations (8 Aug) 142

Chapter 6 QUALITY OF LIFE AND THE ENVIRONMENT

  1. Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers Decree, On Pension Increases (20 Jan) 143
  2. Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers Decree, On Additions to Decree No. 722 of
  3. Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers of 20 October 1994 [Income Increase to the Needy] (20 Jan) 144
  4. Speech of President Kuchma at an Expanded Meeting of the President's Coordinating Committee for Combating Corruption and Organized Crime (30 Jan) 144
  5. Ihor Yukhnovskyy, Alarming Processes Within the "Sarcophagus." The Situation at the Chernobyl AES is Really Complicated and Dangerous (11 May) 150
  6. I. Kaliga, Thus We Live. The Job-The Market [in Crimea] (26 May) 151
  7. Viktor Pynzenyk, Privatization. A Commentary by a Qualified Individual. "Equality Does Not Consist of Giving Each Citizen an Equal Share of Property" (3 Aug) 152
  8. Leonid Kuchma, Outlined Goals Must Be Achieved [on Crime] (3 Aug) 155
  9. V.I. Radchenko, Autumn Promises A Great Deal of Anxiety [on Crime] (9 Aug) 159
  10. Serhiy Parashyn, Interview on Chernobyl (28 Aug) 162
  11. Olha Burda, National Bank Pays Wages of Miners (13 Nov) 164

 

Part 3

RUSSIA'S 'NEAR NEIGHBORS'

Chapter 1 BELARUS

Introduction 165

  1. Politics 166
  2. Parliament Adopts Law on the Presidency (1 Feb) 166
  3. Alyaksandr Lukashenka, An Interview (15 Mar) 167
  4. Yurii Khadyka, The BNF Movement and Party are Facing the Need to Split (18 Aug) 171
  5. Belarusian By-Elections, 10 December (11 Dec) 174
  6. Personnel Changes in Security Ministries (21 Dec) 174
  7. Military, Security, Foreign Policy 174
  8. Alyaksandr Lukashenka, Speech to Veterans in the House of Officers (23 Feb) 174
  9. Major General Vasilii Morkovkin, What Kind of Padlock Does the Border Need? (2 Mar) 179
  10. Alyaksandr Lukashenka, Belarus, Russia and the World (15 Mar) 180
  11. Lukashenka Says that Minsk is Ready for Integration with Moscow (3 May) 182
  12. Treaty of Friendship, Good-Neighborliness, and Cooperation Between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus (5 May) 182
  13. Valerii Kovalev, Nationalism Alien to Belarus. Republic Referendum Results Provide Convincing Evidence of That (17 May) 186
  14. Yuras Karmanov, A Confederation Is Not a Collective Farm. The Idea of Unifying Russia and Belarus Cannot Be That Easily Realized (5 Oct) 186
  15. Valeryy Tsapkala, Belarus is Capable of Integrating With Russia According to the Scenario Presented in the Strategic Course (12 Oct) 188
  16. Economics and Society 191
  17. Presidential Bulletin. Lukashenka on Market Socialism (4 Sep) 191
  18. Opposition and Trade Union Leaders Comment on Presidential Decrees (4 Sep) 192
  19. Mikhail Marynich, My Motto Remains Unchanged-To Help People (23 Sep) 193
  20. Alyaksandr Lukashenka Address to Parliament on the Economy (3 Nov) 195

Chapter 2 CENTRAL ASIA

Introduction 197

  1. General 200
  2. Agreement on the Interstate Council of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and the Republic of Uzbekistan and Its Institutions (10 Feb) 200
  3. Kyrgyzstan 201
  4. Askar Akaev, Interview on Union with Russia (25 Jan) 201
  5. Askar Akaev, Speech on the Elections (6 Feb) 202
  6. Akylbek Dydyrov, The Next Elections Will Be Truly Democratic. So the Republic President Askar Akaev Thinks (24 Feb) 203
  7. Kyrgyzstan Republic President Decree, On Measures to Regulate Taxation on Agriculture (27 Feb) 204
  8. A. Zelichenko, On the Narcotics Crossroads. Columbia, Bolivia, Peru KYRGYZSTAN? (1 Mar) 204
  9. Kyrgyzstan Republic President Decree, On Measures to Complete the Process of Privatization (23 Mar) 206
  10. Askar Akaev, Even Manas the Great Respected Criticism. Kyrgyzstan's President Replies to "Economic Union" Correspondent's Questions (25 Mar) 207
  11. Nikolai Zherebtsov, Andrei Petrovskii, Presidential Bulletin. Inter-Ethnic Integration (17 May) 211
  12. Kyrgysztan-Pakistan Agreements Reached (26 Aug) 211
  13. Agreements Signed During Visit of Prime Minister of India (22 Sep) 212
  14. Abbas Dzhumagulov, Speech to the 18th Congress of the Federation of Trade Unions (6 Oct) 213
  15. Akaev on National Unity (11 Oct) 214
  16. Askar Akaev, The Next Five Years Will Be Crucial to Kyrgyzstan (22 Nov) 215
  17. Akaev Discussion with Yeltsin (21 Dec) 217
  18. Tadzhikistan 218
  19. Imomali Rakhmonov, A Smart Enemy is Better than a Stupid Friend (25 Feb) 218
  20. Nikolai Zherebtsov, et al., Election Results in Tadzhikistan (28 Feb) 221
  21. Oleg Panfilov, The Majlis Oli Has Turned Out To Be Fully Soviet. The Authorities Are Counting on Themselves and the Russian Army (2 Mar) 221
  22. Tadzhik-Russian Economic Negotiations (3 Mar) 223
  23. Jamshed Karimov, News Conference on Privatization, Prices, and Tadzhikistan's New Currency (3 May) 224
  24. Imomali Rakhmonov, The Introduction of a National Currency (7 May) 225
  25. Alisher Niiazov, Tadzhikistan. Freed Prices on the Loose (18 May) 226
  26. Program for Economic Reforms in the Republic of Tadzhikistan for 1995-2000 (19 Aug) 227
  27. Statement on Violence in the Kurgan-Tyube Region (10 Oct) 239
  28. Anatolii Baranov, The Smell of Heroin and Betrayal. The Southern Border is Becoming a Beaten Track for the Drug Mafia (31 Oct) 239
  29. Turkmenistan 241
  30. Agreement on the Aral Sea (6 Mar) 241
  31. Agreement Between the Russian Federation Government and the Government of Turkmenistan on Basic Principles of Trade and Economic Cooperation in 1995 (5 May) 242
  32. Vladimir Kulezhov, Russians in Turkmenistan Still Believe Moscow Will Help Them (17 May) 243
  33. Turkmenistan and Pakistan Presidents' Communiqué (8 Sep) 245
  34. Turkmenistran and India Issue Joint Communiqué (21 Sep) 246
  35. Niiazov Conversation with Nazarbaev (26 Sep) 247
  36. Economic Transformation Program Announced (21 Dec) 247
  37. Uzbekistan 248
  38. R.U. Akhmedov, Three Years of Compulsory Service. How the Organizational Development of Republican Armed Forces is Proceeding (21 Jan) 248
  39. Uzbekistan Republic President Decree, On the Increase of Salaries, Pensions, Benefits, and Grants (7 Feb) 249
  40. Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan, On the Implementation of Economic Reforms in 1994 and on the Basic Areas for Deepening them Further (14 Feb) 250
  41. Islam Karimov, Speech to the Uzbek Supreme Assembly (24 Feb) 252
  42. Nikolai Zherebtsov, et al., IMF Recommendations to Uzbekistan to be Followed Closely (4 May) 259
  43. Uzbekistan Cabinet of Ministers Resolution, On Implementation of the First-Quarter Program and the Expected Results of Economic Reforms in the First Half of 1995 (2 Jun) 259
  44. Agreement Between the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Government of the Russian Federation on the Basic Principles and Directions of Economic Cooperation for 1996-1997 (27 Jul) 261
  45. Agreement Between Uzbekistan and Russia on Basic Principles of Economic Cooperation for 1996-1997. On the Basis of Strategic Partnership (18 Aug) 264
  46. Military Doctrine of the Republic of Uzbekistan (30 Aug) 265
  47. Uzbekistan Republic Decree, On Additional Measures to Develop the Securities Market (7 Sep) 270
  48. Presidents of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan Discuss Relations (20 Sep) 272

Chapter 3 KAZAKHSTAN

Introduction 273

  1. The Economy and Trade 274
  2. Kazakhstan Republic President, On the Liberalization of Foreign Economic Activity (11 Jan) 274
  3. Kazakhstan Republic President Decree, On Measures to Enhance the Effectiveness of State Management and Regulation of the Attraction of Foreign Capital into the Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan (19 Jan) 275
  4. Vera Galaktionova, Miner's Strike Enters New Phase (25 Jan) 276
  5. Vyacheslav Sidorov, Tough Choice for Miners (31 Jan) 277
  6. Gennadii Kulagin, Kazakhstan Will Become a Major Exporter of Oil and Gas (2 Feb) 278
  7. A.M. Kazhegeldin, West Takes the "Capital," Leaving Us the "Manifest" (26 Jan) 280
  8. Bazarbay Zharmenov, Agency for Enterprise Re-Organization Can Halt the Non-Payment Problem as Early as the End of the Year (27 May) 283
  9. Kazakh-Canadian Gas Refinery Deal Signed (29 May) 285
  10. Kazakhstan Republic President Decree, On Oil (28 Jun) 286
  11. Aleksandr Pazhitnov, Has the Fate of the Aral Been Predetermined, and Was It Deliberate? (22 Aug) 299
  12. Ministers of Agriculture Have Signed a Memorandum of Cooperation [Iran and Kazakhstan] (21 Sep) 300
  13. Lera Tsoy, Cabinet of Ministers Meeting. The Main Emphasis of the Government Medium-Range Economic Reform program Now Shifts to the Regions (30 Sep) 301
  14. Foreign Policy 304
  15. Declaration of the Widening and Deepening of Kazakhstan-Russian Cooperation (20 Jan) 304
  16. Agreement Between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation on Simplification of the Procedure for Obtaining Citizenship by Citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan Arriving for Permanent Residence in the Russian Federation and Citizens of the Russian Federation Arriving for Permanent Residence in the Republic of Kazakhstan (20 Jan) 306
  17. Treaty Between the Kazakhstan Republic and Russian Federation on the Legal Status of Citizens of the Kazakhstan Republic Permanently Residing in the Russian Federation and Citizens of the Russian Federation Permanently Residing in the Kazakhstan Republic (21 Jan) 308
  18. Nursultan Nazarbaev, The Chechen Crisis is a Serious Matter (26 Jan) 311
  19. Nursultan Nazarbaev, Respectable Place in the World Community for Kazakhstan (16 Feb) 312
  20. Politics, Nationality and Society 315
  21. Yurii Alekseevich Kim, The Guarantor of Stability [The Constitution] (27 Jan) 315
  22. Party of Democratic Order Program Statement, Justice and Order-Today, Not Tomorrow! (4 Feb) 317
  23. A.B., Robbery and Assault with Intent to Seize Personal Property from Citizens is Enjoying Ever-Increasing Popularity in the Criminal World (25 Feb) 321
  24. Elmira Pashina, Will the New National Idea Live in Kazakhstan? (2 Mar) 322
  25. Kazakhstan Republic Decree, On the Procedures of the Organization and Execution of Peaceful Gatherings, Meetings, Marches, Picket Lines, and Demonstrations in the Republic of Kazakhstan (17 Mar) 323
  26. B. Bayekonov, The Attack on the Crime World Will be Relentless and Inexorable (28 Apr) 325
  27. Nursultan Nazarbaev, Presidential Bulletin (6 May) 326
  28. Kazakhstan's Contemporary Political Space and Kazakh National Political Movements (12 May) 328
  29. Askar Aukenov, Prime Minister Qazhygeldin. People Are Tired of Reforms and Need Tangible Proof of their Expediency­In the Head of Government's Opinion, the Cost of Measures to Prepare the State Administration's Move to Akmola Can be Kept Under $100 Million (30 Sep) 329
  30. Kazakhstan Republic President Law, On Revisions and Addenda to the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan "On Citizenship of the Republic of Kazakhstan" (3 Oct) 331
  31. Kazakhstan Republic President, On the Formation of the State Investigation Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan (3 Oct) 334
  32. People's Unity Party Platform Discussed (5 Oct) 335
  33. Nazarbaev on the Progress of Democracy and the Economy (13 Nov) 336
  34. Elections to Lower House, 9 December (11 Dec) 337
  35. Nazarbaev Decree on Judges and Courts (22 Dec) 337

Chapter 4 TRANSCAUCASIA

Introduction 338

  1. Armenia 341
  2. Ashot Aramyan, Around the Corner, or a Long Way to the Energy Paradise? (31 Jan) 341
  3. Ashot Gareginyan, We Will Have a Great Deal of Money. But Not All At Once (8 Feb) 343
  4. International Development Association Promises $60 Million Credit to Armenia (1 Mar) 344
  5. Tigran Liloyan, Parliament Adopts Law on National Assembly Composition (29 Mar) 344
  6. Marianna Iskandaryan, Everyone WantsTo Be Home (21 Apr) 345
  7. Ashot Aramyan, Exclusive-June Daydreams or an AES Without a Sarcophagus (26 Apr) 345
  8. Ashot Navasardyan, The People Will Show a Preference for Realists (11 May) 347
  9. Economic Review (15 May) 348
  10. Tigran Muradyan, Statistics Improve While the Economy Stabilizes (16 Aug) 349
  11. Gamlet Matevosyan, Armenian Currency Remains Stable. A Catastrophic Shortage of Cash, However, Prevents the Economy From Functioning Normally (7 Sep) 351
  12. Hasmik Ulukyan, Statements at Independence Day Ceremony (21 Sep) 351
  13. Iranian Envoy Stresses Importance of Bilateral Ties (21 Sep) 352
  14. Government Plans to Invest $202 Million in 1996 (20 Nov) 353
  15. Maj. Gen. Levon Stepanyan, Border, Personnel, Problems (21 Nov) 353
  16. Azerbaidzhan 356
  17. Nurani Kasimova, Azerbaidzhan. On the Way to Survival Without Russia (25 Jan) 356
  18. Ayaz Mutalibov, Azerbaidzhan on the Eve of Changes? (Feb) 357
  19. E. Suleman, F. Arifoglu, Budget Prediction Discussion Continues. Parliament Commission Chief Doubts Their Plausibility (25 Feb) 359
  20. Kamaldin Mamedov, Demographic Processes May Have a Negative Effect on the Course of Reforms (15 Apr) 361
  21. Dzhavanshir Gasanalievich Rzaev, Oil-The Leading Edge of the Economy. A Black Hole, or Where Do the Oil Products Go? (19 Aug) 362
  22. Ayaz Mutalibov, It Is Not Pleasant for Me To Be an Object of Persecution (15 Sep) 365
  23. Aliev Receives Kuwaiti Parliamentary Delegation (21 Sep) 369
  24. Aliev Meeting with Oil Industry Employers Described (21 Sep) 369
  25. Samed Sadykhov, From the Mild North in a Southerly Direction? (30 Sep) 370
  26. Baku Oil Consortium Will Use Two Rival Pipelines (9 Oct) 372
  27. Remarks to the Azerbaidzhani National Assembly, Milli Mejlis, by Pakistani President Farooq Ahmad Khan Leghari and President Geydar Aliev (10 Oct) 373
  28. Outline of the Draft Constitution (16 Oct) 375
  29. A. Mollazade, Without the Participation of the Opposition, the Shaping of Foreign Policy Is Impossible (4 Nov) 376
  30. Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict 377
  31. CSCE News Conference on Nagorno-Karabakh (1 Feb) 377
  32. Karabakh Position in Negotiations (7 Feb) 378
  33. Arkadii Gukasyan, Now We Have Something to Lose (24 Feb) 379
  34. Armenia Accuses Azerbaidzhan of Cease-Fire Violations (7 Mar) 381
  35. Azerbaidzhan Accuses Armenia of Cease-Fire Violations (7 Mar) 381
  36. Agreement on Nagorno-Karabakh Corridor (9 Mar) 382
  37. Zardusht Alizadeh, An Interview (7 Jun) 382
  38. Aliev Discusses State Language, Karabakh Status (12 Nov) 384
  39. Georgia 386
  40. Nodar Broladze, Budget for 1995 Adopted. Eduard Shevardnadze Thinks the Country's Affairs will be More Successful (13 Jan) 386
  41. Eduard Shevardnadze Interview (6 Feb) 387
  42. Georgian Head of State Decree, On Measures Concerning State Provision for Radical Economic Reform (8 Feb) 390
  43. Aslan Abashidze, Everything Has Its Time [Adzharia] (16 Mar) 393
  44. Interview with Georgian State Council Chairman Eduard Shevardnadze (17 Jul) 395
  45. Interview with Shevardnadze after Attempt on His Life (1 Sep) 399
  46. Republic of Georgia Law, On the Georgian Presidential Elections (1 Sep) 400
  47. Treaty Between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Georgia on the Legal Status of Citizens (15 Sep) 405
  48. Agreement Between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Georgia on Coordinating Railroad Transport Activity (15 Sep) 406
  49. Gabriel Namtalashvili, A National Currency Is Introduced in Georgia (26 Sep) 408
  50. Interview With Georgian State Council Chairman Eduard Shevardnadze (9 Oct) 409
  51. Interview With Georgian State Council Chairman Eduard Shevardnadze (6 Nov) 412
  52. Interview with Shevardnadze [Elections. Economy] (13 Nov) 414
  53. Shevardnadze Statement on Election Results (20 Nov) 417
  54. Conflict in Abkhazia 418
  55. E. Shevardnadze, Separatism, Like Nuclear Arms, Can Infect and Destroy the World (2 Feb) 418
  56. Liana Minasyan, Russian Peacekeepers Are Not Content. The Abkhazian Liberation Union Threatens to Go From Words to Arms (2 Mar) 421
  57. Yuliia Kalinina, Let There Be More War. Good Ones and of All Sorts. Has a New Bugle Called the Generals? (19 Sep) 422

 

Bibliography 423

Glossary 425

Indexes

  1. Names 426
  2. Subjects 428
  3. Geography and Places 432
  4. Institutions, Committees and Organizations 433


 

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