Rutskoi attacks 'high-level graft'
Saturday 12 June 1993
Vice-President Alexander Rutskoi, stepping up a campaign against Boris Yeltsin, yesterday said Russians were living in a mafia state and needed swift elections to clear corruption from the corridors of power, Reuter reports from Moscow.
Mr Rutskoi was stripped of his powers by Mr Yeltsin and is planning to run against him in elections. He said his role in the state was now 'wholly ignored' by the President. 'But my authority has never been tarnished. I have no need to restore my authority.' He said Russia had passed from the control of a Communist mafia to that of a 'Democrat mafia'. Mr Rutskoi made no direct accusation of corruption against Mr Yeltsin, but repeated charges that members of his administration were involved in crooked dealings.
World Beard and Moustache Championships held last week
- 1 'Nasa Confirms Six Days of Darkness in December': No, they don't - it's a hoax
- 2 Number of global billionaires has doubled since the financial crisis
- 4 Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
- 5 North Korean officials 'publicly executed for watching South Korean soap operas'
'Nasa Confirms Six Days of Darkness in December': No, they don't - it's a hoax
Canadian actor punched in face after 'Islamophobia' experiment goes wrong in wake of Ottawa shooting
Number of global billionaires has doubled since the financial crisis
Elizabeth Norment dead: House of Cards actress honoured by Kevin Spacey after she dies aged 61
Kentucky gang rape: 15-year-old boy left in critical condition after sexual attack by group at party
Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not 'a magician with a magic wand'
Huge surge in Ukip support after EU funding row, according to new poll
Ukip ‘exploiting grooming scandal’ to secure party’s first police chief
Nigel Farage: 'There’s nothing wrong with white people blacking up'
Muslims, immigration and teenage pregnancy: British people are ignorant about almost everything
Nigel Farage and Frankie Boyle clash over Andrew Lawrence's 'Mock the Week' criticism
£100 - £125 per day: Randstad Education Chelmsford: English Teacher - Saffron ...
£90 - £130 per day: Randstad Education Leicester: Primary School Supply Teache...
£21000 - £35000 per day: Randstad Education Chelmsford: Maths Teacher - Saffro...
£18000 - £20400 per annum + Accommodation, Flights, Medical Cover: Randstad Ed...