Tuesday 04 March 1997
Stanislaw Shatalin, economist, died Moscow 3 March, aged 62. Co-author in 1990, for Mikhail Gorbachev, of the "500-days plan", a radical strategy to transform the Soviet Union's centralised economy into a market- oriented system. The plan was scrapped under pressure from Communist hard-liners.
Judi Bari, environmental campaigner, died Willits, California 2 March, aged 47. Leader of Earth First!, a radical US environmental group.
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