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Russia and Eurasia Documents Annual 1996

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Volume2 Central Eurasian States

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Part 1

COMMONWEALTH OF INDEPENDENT STATES (CIS)

Introduction xv

CHAPTER 1 GENERAL. POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC AGREEMENTS

  1. Andrei Kapustin, Kiev Does Not Intend to Join Customs and Payments Unions (12 Jan) 1
  2. Convention on Simplified Order of Obtaining Citizenship by Citizens of the States Which are Participants in the Commonwealth of Independent States (19 Jan) 2
  3. Boris Yeltsin, Merging our Countries on the Basis of Partnership and Mutual Advantage. Speech to CIS Heads of State (20 Jan) 5
  4. Ukraine Signs Some CIS Documents (23 Jan) 9
  5. Boris Vinogradov, The "Matreshki Effect" in the CIS is not an Obstacle for Integration (13 Apr) 9
  6. Convention on the Inter-parliamentary Assembly of States Which Are Participants in the Commonwealth of Independent States (26 May) 11

CHAPTER 2 BILATERAL and REGIONAL ARRANGEMENTS

  1. CIS Presidents, Forward Together (30 Mar) 16
  2. Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan Integrate Further (19 Apr) 17
  3. Five Countries Sign Treaty on Ex-Sino-Soviet Border (26 Apr) 18
  4. Russia-Belarus Parliamentary Agreement Signed (29 Apr) 18
  5. Three Principles of Strengthening Integration Formulated at the Recent Session of the CIS Heads of State Council by the RF President Boris Yeltsin (18 May) 19
  6. Agreement on the Interparliamentary Committee of the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and the Russian Federation (28 May) 21

CHAPTER 3 MILITARY AND SECURITY COOPERATION

  1. Aleksandr Pelts, All CIS Members Are Against Terrorism (19 Jan) 23
  2. Defense Ministers Discuss Collective Security Plan (26 Mar) 23
  3. Vladimir Berezko, Integration in the Military Field Continues (28 Mar) 24
  4. Statute on the Council of Internal Affairs Ministers of the States Participating in the Commonwealth of Independent States (22 Jun) 25
  5. Defense Chiefs Reject Russian Nominee for Senior Post (29 Oct) 28
  6. Aleksandr Ruchkin, "Green" Generals Have Considered Matters and Come to a Decision (26 Dec) 28

CHAPTER 4 COMMON ECONOMIC SPACE

  1. Viktor Rostovtsev, A Sudden Change in Favor of Integration. Results of the Regular Session of the CIS Council of Heads of State (23 Jan) 29
  2. Andrei Zurzhanskii, Viktor Zhiliakov, Yeltsin Gives Relations With CIS States Priority (16 Apr) 31
  3. Aleksei Viktorov, Anatolii Kruglov, Chairman of the Russian State Customs Committee, "Waiting Line Outside Customs Union" (25 May) 32
  4. Vladimir Kucherenko, Energy Security. CIS-Wide Anguish (8 Jun) 33

CHAPTER 5 COMMENTARY

  1. Aleksandr Gamov, View From the Sixth Floor. Can the Bison be Driven Into the Enclosure Again? (19 Mar) 36
  2. Ivan Korotchenia, Each CIS Summit is a Step Towards the Development of the Belovezhskaia Agreement (16 May) 37
  3. Yuriy Usatyy, Every Member of CIS Has Its Own Interests (18 Dec) 39

Part 2

UKRAINE

Introduction 41

CHAPTER 1 GOVERNMENT

  1. Anna Kovaleva, et al., Agreement on New Constitution (6 May) 45
  2. Oleksandr Moroz, We Should Not Threaten One Another With Vertical Hierarchies (8 May) 46
  3. President of Ukraine Decree, On Holding a Ukrainian National Referendum on the Adoption of a New Ukrainian Constitution (26 Jun) 49
  4. Kuchma and Moroz Welcome the New Constitution (29 Jun) 50
  5. Stanislaw Prokopchuk. On the Ukrainian Constitution. The Dawn of the Fundamental Law (18 Jul) 52
  6. Decree on Presidential Administration Outlined (18 Dec) 53
  7. Presidential Administration Head Outlines Objectives of Office (23 Dec) 54

CHAPTER 2 THE POLITICAL SCENE

  1. Lazarenko Statement on Appointment as Prime Minister (28 May) 55
  2. Prime Minister Marchuk Dismissed (29 May) 55
  3. Pavlo Lazarenko Sets Out Government's Tasks (14 Jun) 56
  4. Andriy Dashevskyy, Party Courtships Two Years Before the Election Wedding (16 Oct) 57
  5. Yurii Buzduhan, Taras Stetskiv, Oleksandr Lavrynovych, Yevhen Marchuk, "The Third Force" Still Remains the Third, That Is, on Paper (30 Nov) 59
  6. Ivan Yemets, Against Whom Will Revolutionary Agrarians Form an Alliance? (6 Dec) 63
  7. Olha Ansimova, Infighting is Killing Reform (30 Dec) 65

CHAPTER 3 NATIONALITY ISSUES and CRIMEA

  1. Crimea 67
  2. N. Kiseleva, The Motherland Is Calling (20 Jan) 67
  3. Dmytro Stepanyuk, Appeal to Journalists and All Crimeans (24 Feb) 68
  4. O. Bolodin, There Are Far Fewer Parties in Crimea Than It Seems at First Glance (26 Sep) 71
  5. Vasyl Kyselyov, My Predecessors Made Many Mistakes (19 Oct) 72
  6. Supreme Council of Crimea Decree, On Protocol No. 2 of the Work Conference with Leaders of Agencies Under Central Jurisdiction Responsible to the Prime Minister of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea (12 Nov) 73
  7. Crimea Adopts Statement on Ukraine-Russia Relations (11 Dec) 74

CHAPTER 4 MILITARY AND FOREIGN POLICY

  1. Mikhail Shevtsev, Is It Possible to Collaborate Effectively in "Threes" or "Twos"? The First Meeting in History Between the Military Chiefs of Russia, Ukraine and the USA Opens Today (5 Jan) 75
  2. Interview with Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs Hennadiy Udovenko [Russia, Belarus, NATO] (20 Jul) 76
  3. Provisional Statute of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council (30 Aug) 78
  4. Olha Vaulina, By Reducing Our Ranks, We Are Mobilizing! (1 Nov) 80
  5. Ukraine Signs Agreements with Georgia (5 Nov) 81
  6. Ukraine Favors Participation in the Central European Initiative (8 Nov) 82
  7. Ukraine and Russia 82
  8. Anatolii Stepovoi, Black Sea Fleet to Have New Commander (18 Jan) 82
  9. Oleksandr Zatynayko, Ukraine's Defense Capabilities Will Not Diminish If the Military Districts Are Disbanded (22 Mar) 83
  10. Presidential Bulletin. The Black Sea Fleet and Yeltsin's Visit (29 Mar) 84
  11. Hennadiy Udovenko, Kiev's Balanced Position (18 May) 85
  12. Arkadii Moshes, Running in Circles. The Visit to Moscow of Pavel Lazarenko, Prime Minister of Ukraine, Produced No Notable Changes in Russo-Ukrainian Relations (28 Oct) 86
  13. Raisa Stetsyura, Kiev favors "Deeper" Relations Between Russia, NATO (5 Nov) 87
  14. Leonid Kuchma, Address to the Nation (14 Dec) 88

CHAPTER 5 THE ECONOMY

  1. Supreme Soviet of Ukraine Decree, On the Fundamental Provisions of Tax Policy and Tax Reform in Ukraine (13 Dec 1995) 90
  2. Supreme Soviet of Ukraine Decree, On Repayment of the Indebtness of the State Budget of Ukraine and Local Budgets for 1995 for Wages, Pension, Stipends and Other Monetary Payments to the Population (23 Jan) 92
  3. The Premier Urged the Adoption of the Budget, Otherwise the Oxygen of Financial Assistance From Abroad Would Be Closed to Us (23 Mar) 93
  4. Summary of Decree on Privatization (27 Mar) 94
  5. Kuchma Vetoes Bill On Advertising (1 Apr) 94
  6. Sava Olyferchuk, A Briefing on the Government's Economic Plan (6 Jun) 95
  7. Valentyna Symkovych, What Did Pavlo Lazarenko Bring From Washington? (30 Jul) 96
  8. President of Ukraine Decree on Monetary Reform (25 Aug) 97
  9. Roman Shpek, Are We Going to Count Diesel Locomotives Instead of Profits? (11 Oct) 99
  10. Kuchma Voices Concern Over Adverse Economic Trends (4 Nov) 101
  11. Stanislav Bukovynskyy, "Budgetary" Chickens Are Counted in the Spring (14 Nov) 102
  12. Interview with the Minister of Finance (22 Dec) 105
  13. Agriculture 106
  14. Advance Payments Made to Farmers (8 Jul) 106
  15. Mykhaylo Zubets, The Village and Its Problems (3 Oct) 107
  16. Kuchma Addresses Nation on Agricultural Problems (26 Oct) 109

CHAPTER 6 QUALITY OF LIFE

  1. Interview with Yuriy Kostenko, Minister of Environmental Protection and Nuclear Safety (10 Jan) 111
  2. Leonid Kuchma Speech on the Anniversary of the Chernobyl Disaster (26 Apr) 113
  3. Yuriy Kravchenko, To Resist Pressure from Criminals (7 May) 113
  4. Funds Promised to Cover Back Wages of Miners (12 Jul) 116
  5. Budget Cuts Protested by Chernobyl Victims (7 Dec) 116
  6. Two Misfortunes in Ukraine are Benefits and Taxes (7 Dec) 117

Part 3

RUSSIA'S 'NEAR NEIGHBORS'

CHAPTER 1 BELARUS

Introduction 118

  1. Politics 120
  2. L.N. Sechko, A Third Force Could Unite the People. Only Social Democracy Can Lead the Country Out of the Crisis (29 Dec 1995) 120
  3. Interview with Prime Minister Mikhail Chyhir (5 Jun) 122
  4. Syamyon Sharetski, I Have Not Changed My Opinions (24 Jul) 124
  5. Resolution of the All-Belarusian Popular Assembly on the Referendum on Constitutional Amendments (20 Oct) 127
  6. Alyaksandr Lukashenka, "You Cannot Build Happiness on the Betrayal of Your Brothers." Address to the Russian State Duma (13 Nov) 128
  7. Parliamentarians Call for Impeachment Process. Building Surrounded (15 Nov) 135
  8. Aleksandr Stupnikov, Konstantin Morozov, NTV Report on Belarusian Parliamentary Opposition to Lukashenka (19 Nov) 135
  9. Vladimir Yefabov, Aleksandr Shinkin, Lukashenka Gambled and Won (26 Nov) 136
  10. Andrey Fomin, Lukashenka Orders Election for Council of the Republic (12 Dec) 137
  11. Lukashenka Interview (28 Dec) 138
  12. Military, Security, Foreign Policy 138
  13. Aleksandr Stupnikov, Mixed Views on Union with Russia (23 Mar) 138
  14. Interview with Aleksandr Lukashenka (24 Mar) 139
  15. Alyaksandr Lukashenka, Address to the Nation [On Union] (1 Apr) 140
  16. Svyatlana Ilyushenka, Lukashenka in Russia (20 May) 142
  17. Belorusskaia delovaia gazeta Information Department, Despite the President's Statements, There are a Few Priorities (20 May) 143
  18. Major General Yu.V. Partnow, Military Legislation is a Matter of State Importance (15 Aug) 146
  19. Army Reform Seen as a "Very Painful Process" (22 Oct) 148
  20. Natalya Panshina, Guarantees to be Demanded from NATO in Return for Missile Withdrawal (13 Nov) 148
  21. Economics and Society 149
  22. Chernobyl Disaster Declared Day of Mourning (25 Apr) 149
  23. Syarhey Aniska, The KGB's Economic Forecast (16 May) 150
  24. On Measures to Regulate Banking Activities in the Republic of Belarus (24 May) 151
  25. V. Teperman, N. Ushakova, The Unhurried Steps of Belarusian Reform [on Privatization] (May) 153
  26. Lukashenka on Personnel Policy and the Economy (24 May) 155
  27. Lukashenka Speaks to Congress of Business Circles in the Republic of Belarus (22 Jul) 157
  28. Lukashenka Message on October Revolution Anniversary (6 Nov) 158
  29. Economic Agreements Signed with China (11 Nov) 158

CHAPTER 2 CENTRAL ASIA

Introduction 159

  1. General 163
  2. Joint Communiqué on the Results of the Visit of the President of Uzbekistan I. Karimov to Turkmenistan (18 Jan) 163
  3. Conference on Asian Cooperation (7 Feb) 164
  4. Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan Strengthen their Relations (6 May) 165
  5. Kyrgyzstan 166
  6. Askar Akaev on the Need for a Referendum on the Draft Law on Amendments to the Constitution (20 Jan) 167
  7. Kyrgyzstan Prepared to Sign CIS Customs Union (24 Jan) 168
  8. Askar Akaev, Speech on Constitutional Reform (8 Feb) 168
  9. Treaty on the Accession of the Kyrgyz Republic to Agreements on the Customs Union (29 Mar) 169
  10. Askar Akaev, Strategic Partnership [with Russia] (20 Apr) 171
  11. Farid Sultanov, Constitutional Court Guarantees. Russian Becomes the Second Official Language (1 Jul) 173
  12. A. Beknazarov, I Bow to the Law, and to the Law Alone (25 Jul) 173
  13. Askar Akaev, My Country Has Achieved Independence, But I Have Lost Independence (31 Aug) 175
  14. Irina Golitsyna, et al., Prime Minister Details Expected Foreign Aid Figures (5 Nov) 178
  15. Republic of Kyrgyzstan-One More [Political] Party (19 Nov) 178
  16. Akaev Announces Changes in Government Service (27 Nov) 179
  17. Mufti of Kyrgyz Muslims Comments on Religious Opposition (20 Dec) 179
  18. Tadzhikistan 180
  19. Vladimir Berezovskii, Carried on a Cold Wind [Drugs] (18 Jan) 180
  20. Murder of Mufti Fatkhullo Sharifov (22 Jan) 181
  21. Tadzhik Delegation Threatens to Stop Negotiations (31 Jan) 182
  22. Rakhmanov Accuses Foreign Forces of Destabilizing Regions in Tadzhikistan (1 Feb) 182
  23. Imomali Rakhmanov, Speech to Parliament (3 Feb) 183
  24. Aleksei Chukurov, Tadzhik Gunmen Trained in UN Camps (7 Feb) 185
  25. Treaty on Public Accord in Tadzhikistan (11 Mar) 187
  26. Differences Among the Opposition (1 May) 188
  27. Tadzhikistan-IMF: The Path of Economic Reforms (20 May) 189
  28. Protocol Signed With Russia (1 Jun) 191
  29. Opposition Leader Interviewed in Moscow (29 Jul) 192
  30. Prime Minister Azimov on Economic Situation (26 Jul) 192
  31. Tadzhik Rebel Chief Offers News Conference (20 Sep) 193
  32. United Opposition Group Clandestine Broadcast (1 Nov) 195
  33. Iran Will Establish Industrial and Agricultural Centers In Tadzhikistan (7 Nov) 196
  34. President Emomali Rakhmanov's Open Message to Sayed Abdullo Nuri (11 Nov) 196
  35. OSCE to Establish Human Rights Institute in Tadzhikistan (26 Nov) 197
  36. Rakhmanov's Speech at OSCE Summit (3 Dec) 197
  37. Rakhmanov and Nuri Joint Statement (12 Dec) 199
  38. Agreement Between Republic of Tadzhikistan President E.Sh. Rakhmanov and United Tadzhik Opposition Leader S.A. Nuri on the Results of the Meeting in Moscow 19 December 1996 (19 Dec) 199
  39. Agreement to End Civil Strife in Tadzhikistan Signed in Moscow (23 Dec) 200
  40. Turkmenistan 201
  41. Grigorii Kolodin, President Niiazov Calls for an Extension of the Reforms. The Government Promises to Manage Without Shock Therapy Here(11 Jan) 201
  42. EBRD Credit to Turkmenistan Industry (15 Jan) 203
  43. President Demirel of Turkey Visits Turkmenistan (14 May) 204
  44. Anatolii Sukhonos, The Main Strength of the Land of the Kara-Kum (30 May) 205
  45. Statute on the Procedure for Registration, Approval, and Oversight of Programs with Foreign Capital Participation in Turkmenistan (6 Jun) 209
  46. Presidential Decree on Reinforcement of Discipline and Order in the Armed Forces, Border and Internal Troops, and Law Enforcement Agencies of Turkmenistan (24 Jun) 212
  47. Vitalii Ponomarev, Hunt for Russian Citizens. Moscow Displays Striking Indifference to the Outrageous Actions of Ashgabat's Special Services (26 Sep) 213
  48. Anna Kurganova, Viktor Khrekov, Russia-Turkmen Relations on Eve of Caspian Meeting (11 Nov) 215
  49. Decree on Agricultural Reform (19 Dec) 215
  50. Uzbekistan 215
  51. Karimov Discusses Integration With the World Community (5 Feb) 215
  52. Col. Yu. Sh. Sheraliev, All Together Against Drugs (4 May) 217
  53. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Decree, On Measures to Enhance the Role of Television and Radio in the Social Development of Uzbekistan (7 May) 218
  54. Report on the President of Turkey's Visit to Uzbekistan (8 May) 219
  55. Department for Work With Personnel of the Uzbekistran Republic Ministry of Defense, Characteristics of the Military-Political Situation in the Region and Personnel Tasks of Maintaining High Vigilance, Combat Readiness, and Strong Military Discipline (21 May) 220
  56. A Timely Interview. Bread is the Stuff of Life (22 May) 225
  57. Uzbekistan and Georgia Sign Agreements (28 May) 226
  58. Macro-economic Stability Achieved in Uzbekistan (26 Jul) 227
  59. August is the Bugle Call to Accumulate a Rich Harvest (6 Aug) 227
  60. President of Uzbekistan Decree, On an Amnesty in Connection with the 5th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Independence for the Republic of Uzbekistan (7 Aug) 229
  61. Islam Karimov's Opening Speech to Supreme Council (29 Aug) 230
  62. Report Calls for State Control of Media in Uzbekistan (9 Oct) 233
  63. Abdulaziz Komilov, Along the Path of Democratic Transformations (9 Oct) 234
  64. Eduard Daniyelyan, Ganisher Shagulyamov, In the Interests of the Republic [fight vs financial corruption] (5 Nov) 235
  65. Government Cuts Bureaucracy by 20 Percent (28 Nov) 238
  66. President of Uzbekistan Decree, On Additional Measures to Stimulate the Development and Investment Activities of Enterprises Involving
  67. Foreign Investment (14 Dec) 238
  68. Karimov News Conference (27 Dec) 239

CHAPTER 3 KAZAKHSTAN

  1. The Economy and Trade 239
  2. President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Decree, On Forming the Supreme Economic Council Under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan (11 Apr) 239
  3. Tatiana Abramenko, Zhanybek Karibzhanov, Talk of Collapse of Rural Reform Caused by Desire to Resurrect System of Non-repayable Subsidies to Agriculture (12 Apr) 240
  4. The Situation in the Banking Sector Has Been Deteriorating (31 May) 243
  5. By 1998 All Restrictions on the Activities of Foreign Banks Will be Lifted in Kazakhstan (6 Jun) 244
  6. Nursultan Nazarbaev, Speech to the Opening Session of Parliament (2 Sep) 246
  7. Ivan Dimov, Kazakhstan. The "Accelerator" is the Customs Union (17 Oct) 249
  8. World Bank Approves $1.35 Billion Investment Loan To Kazakhstan (4 Nov) 250
  9. Talks with Iran on Trade and Oil (21 Nov) 250
  10. Aleksandr Korzun, et al, Kazakhstan's Trade with ECO Countries in 1996 (29 Nov) 251
  11. Foreign Policy Nazarbaev on Central Asia Ties and Akmola (11 Jan) 251
  12. Agreement Between the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Government of the Russian Federation on the Establishment of an Inter-State Financial-Industrial Group (2 Mar) 253
  13. German Foreign Minister Promises Aid to Ethnic Germans (31 May) 254
  14. Nazarbaev in Australia and Malaysia (15 Dec) 254
  15. Politics, Nationality and Society 255
  16. President Nazarbaev Expands His Powers (10 Jan) 255
  17. Presidential Decree on the Security Council (19 Jan) 256
  18. Yurii Kirinitsianov, No Arguments. And No Differences Either. Interview with Kazhegeldin (16 Mar) 257
  19. The Crime Rate Continually is Diminishing, but Criminogenic Situation Remains Difficult (13 Apr) 258
  20. Republic of Kazakhstan Law, On Public Associations (31 May) 259
  21. Prime Minister Akezhan Qazhygeldin News Conference (16 Oct) 265
  22. President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Decree, On the Naming of A. Kekilbaev State Secretary of the Republic of Kazakhstan (30 Oct) 266
  23. President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Decree, On the Naming of Kh.A. Ospanov Minister of Industry and Trade of the Republic of Kazakhstan (31 Oct) 267
  24. Kazakhstan Republic Presidential Directive on Strategy of Kazakhstan Republic Language Policy (4 Nov) 267
  25. Strategy of Kazakhstan Republic Language Policy (4 Nov) 267

CHAPTER 4 TRANSCAUCASIA

Introduction 272

  1. General 272
  2. Mikhail Gerasimov, Ankara Proposing Close Cooperation with Tbilisi-Turkish Military Presence in Georgia Possible in the Near Future (27 Dec 1995) 274
  3. Declaration in Support of Inter-Ethnic Harmony, Peace, and Economic and Cultural Cooperation in the Caucasus (3 Jun) 275
  4. Moscow Declaration of the Heads of State and Government of the Countries Participating in Black Sea Economic Cooperation (25 Oct) 277
  5. Armenia 280
  6. Armen Yegiazaryan, Leaving a Free Lunch Behind (16 Jan) 280
  7. Officials Describe Importance of Armenian-Russian Military Agreements (3 May) 283
  8. Agreements Between Armenia and Russia on Military Cooperation (6 May) 284
  9. Hrant Bagratyan, Armenia a Partner for Global Business and Trade (8 May) 285
  10. Ter-Petrosyan Guarantees Stable Climate for Foreign Investment (13 May) 287
  11. Anahit Khachatryan, The National Currency (19 Jun) 288
  12. Privatization Program Set to Start 1 July (30 Jun) 289
  13. Prime Minister Calls for Establishing CIS "ECU" (14 Oct) Vazgan Manukyan on Need to Establish "Legitimate Power" (16 Oct) 290
  14. Prime Minister Bagratyan Resigns (4 Nov) 291
  15. Profile of New Prime Minister Armen Sargisyan (4 Nov) 291
  16. New Cabinet Ministers Announced (11 Nov) 292
  17. Armen Sargisian Statement on Privatization and the Diaspora (21 Nov) 292
  18. Azerbaidzhan 293
  19. Elmira Akhmedly, Azerbaidzhan. A Year of Relative Stability. The New Constitution Lays the Foundation for Development (5 Jan) 293
  20. Aliev Decree on Economic Management (15 Jan) 294
  21. Baku-Moscow Agreement on the Transit of Oil (19 Jan) 295
  22. Oil Pipeline Routes Considered (25 Apr) 295
  23. Aliev Prepares for the Resignation of the Prime Minister (19 Jul) 296
  24. Gasan Gasanov, Azerbaidzhan's Foreign Policy Is An Open Door Policy (7 Aug) 297
  25. Turkish State Minister Addresses Business Council Meetings (4 Nov) 301
  26. Delay of 1997 Budget Worries Government (5 Nov) 301
  27. Sevindzh Abdullayeva, Viktor Shulman, Rasizade Appointed Prime Minister (26 Nov) 301
  28. Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict 302
  29. Azerbaidzhan Rejects Armenian Proposal for Nagorno-Karabakh (8 Feb) 302
  30. Armenian and Azerbaidzhani Presidents Comment on Karabakh (23 Apr) 302
  31. Officials on Karabakh POWs (2 May) 303
  32. Primakov and Aliev Meet on the Nagorno-Karabakh Issue (8 May) 303
  33. Decision of the CIS Heads of State Council Statement on the Settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict (17 May) 304
  34. CIS Heads of State Council Statement on the Settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict (17 May) 304
  35. No Agreement at Nagorno-Karabakh Talks in Moscow (19 Jun) 305
  36. Boris Mkrtchyan, Karabakh is Threatened by Genocide (20 Jun) 305
  37. Sevindzh Abdullaeva, Viktor Shulman, Aliev Ready to Grant Nagorno-Karabakh Highest Autonomy (3 Nov) 305
  38. Aliev on Nagorno-Karabakh Compromise (27 Dec) 306
  39. Georgia 306
  40. Igor Lenskii, Who Is Shaking a Fist? (17 Jan) 306
  41. Eduard Shevardnadze, the Land is Our Concern. The Property Owner is the Pillar of a Democratic State (25 Feb) 307
  42. Eduard Shevardnadze, We Will Make the Idea of a Peaceful Caucasus a Reality (24 Apr) 316
  43. Interview with Eduard Shevardnadze (22 Jul) 320
  44. Maka Khinglya, Does the Drug Trafficking Route Run Through Georgia? (30 Jul) 323
  45. Interview with Eduard Shevardnadze (21 Oct) 326
  46. Interview with Eduard Shevardnadze on Foreign Affairs (4 Nov) 328
  47. Georgia and Ukraine Sign Agreements (5 Nov) 330
  48. News Conference by Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze (4 Dec) 331
  49. Zhvania Expresses Concern Over Russia's Refusal to Re-schedule Debt (12 Dec) 334
  50. Conflict in Abkhazia 334
  51. Shevardnadze on CIS Role in Abkhazia (16 Jan) 334
  52. Bisons and Foxes (18 Jan) 334
  53. Eduard Shevardnadze, Interview on Abkhazia, Oil Routes (22 Jan) 336
  54. A Constitutional Basis for a Political Settlement of the Conflict in Abkhazia has been Created (18 Apr) 337
  55. Georgian Parliament Decree on Measures to Settle the Conflict in Abkhazia (23 Apr) 339
  56. CIS Council of Heads of State, Decision on the Stay of the Collective Peacekeeping Forces in the Zone of Conflict in Abkhazia, Georgia (17 May) 343
  57. Federation Council Decree, On the Use of the Contingent of Russian Federation Armed Forces in the Collective Peacekeeping Forces in the Georgian-Abkhazian Conflict Zone (8 Aug) 344
  58. Tension Increases Again in Abkhazia (31 Dec) 344

Bibliography 345

Glossary 346

Indexes

  1. Names 347
  2. Subject 349
  3. Geography and Places 353
  4. Institutions, Committees and Organizations 354


 

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