Source Pravda.Ru

Lawman Starts Probe Into Kremlin Aide

Russia's General Prosecutor said on Thursday he had launched an investigation into the business activities of Kremlin chief of staff Alexander Voloshin during an earlier period in the private sector. The probe had been launched at the request of members of the State Duma, Russia's lower house of parliament. "Individual members asked us to conduct a check into Voloshin's activities during his work in the private sector. We are carrying out these checks," the prosecutor said. Rumors about Voloshin's impending dismissal began even as President Vladimir Putin took over at the Kremlin on New Year's Eve, 1999, but he has so far confounded such talk. Voloshin has been accused by critics of enjoying inordinate influence over previous president Boris Yeltsin, the Russia Journal reported.

Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.

Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases

Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.

Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases