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  BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Kiriyenko - the young reformer
Sergei Kiriyenko laughs during a parliament session before debate which sealed his position as PM Sergei Kiriyenko was confirmed as Russia's new prime minister in April.
Thus Mr Kiriyenko is closely associated with the so-called group of "Young Reformers" in the government, headed by Mr Nemtsov and his then fellow Deputy Premier Anatoli Chubais.
Sergei Kiriyenko's main advantage is that he has made fewer enemies than Mr Chubais and Mr Nemtsov, and so is able more credibly to appeal for the opposition's co-operation in tackling Russia's severe economic and social problems.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/83166.stm   (529 words)

 Profile: Sergei Kiriyenko -- Russia's 'Kinder Surprise' - RADIO FREE EUROPE / RADIO LIBERTY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Sergei Kiriyenko was born in 1962 in Sukhum, the capital of Abkhazia, and grew up in Sochi, in southern Russia.
Kiriyenko was an active member of the Union of Rightist Forces, which was co-chaired by Nemtsov.
Kiriyenko (left) and his government were fired by then President Boris Yeltsin after the 1998 ruble crisis (TASS)Putin, likely satisfied with Kiriyenko's performance in the potentially troublesome region, then appointed him as the head of the national nuclear agency, Rosatom.
www.rferl.org /featuresarticle/2006/02/92f64fe6-3881-4770-9e65-12032e3376e9.html   (1158 words)

 Yeltsin delivers new jolt by firing prime minister
Kiriyenko, whom Yeltsin ousted Sunday without explanation after only five months in office, was considered one of the most reform-minded prime ministers in years.
Kiriyenko also announced a 90-day moratorium on payments by businesses of their overseas debt, and a restructuring of the government's billions of dollars in short-term bonds.
Friday, Kiriyenko told the Duma that the brunt of the financial crisis was still to come and the government did not have the luxury of popularity.
www.chron.com /content/chronicle/page1/98/08/24/russ.html   (835 words)

 Rumyantsev sacked as Rosatom head and replaced by Presidential envoy Sergei Kiriyenko (via CobWeb/3.1 ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Environmentalists hailed the news with a lukewarm response, and urged Kiriyenko to develop a genuine dialogue with the environmental community—a dialogue that was erratic during the tenure of Rumyantsev and non-existent while his predecessor Yevgeny Adamov was in power.
Kiriyenko’s governance of the state commission on chemical weapons can led one to assume that ecological problems are a priority for him.
Afterward, Kiriyenko served as governor of the Nizhny-Novogorod region until he was appointed by Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2001 to serve as presidential envoy to the Volga Federal District.
bellona.no.cob-web.org:8888 /bellona.org/english_import_area/international/russia/waste-mngment/40781   (1035 words)

 Harvard University Gazette
Former Russian Prime Minister Sergei Kiriyenko spoke at Harvard on Monday, Dec. 7, arguing that there is still hope for economic reform in his country, but that first there must be a change in consciousness.
Kiriyenko blamed populist leaders who have given people the idea that reform would be "painless and quick." As a result, the population is now tired and disappointed and suffering from a lack of consensus.
Kiriyenko's recommendations include a program of realistic public education, reorganization of Russia's crippling debt, and the entry of the country's healthiest industries into the world market, which, he said, would provide an incentive for economic reform.
www.news.harvard.edu /gazette/1998/12.10/kiriyenko.html   (754 words)

 Sergei Kiriyenko (via CobWeb/3.1 planet03.csc.ncsu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
He served as Prime Minister, the second-highest position in Russian government, from his appointment to the post by Boris Yeltsin on March 23, 1998 to August 23 of the same year.
Prior to his nomination as Prime Minister, Kiriyenko was minister of energy.
Kiriyenko has also served as a member of the Duma, under the Union of Right Forces party, and is currently President Vladimir Putin's envoy to Privolzhsky (Volga) Federal District.
sergei-kiriyenko.kiwiki.homeip.net.cob-web.org:8888   (279 words)

 BBC News | Russia crisis | Profile: Sergei Kiriyenko
Sergei Kiriyenko was a reformer who was appointed Russian prime minister in March to lead a fresh team to revitalise the economy.
Mr Kiriyenko had been confirmed as prime minister in April, winning the approval of the State Duma at the third and final opportunity with a vote of 251 to 25.
Mr Kiriyenko's task was clearly to instil new life into the reform programme.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/special_report/1998/08/98/russia_crisis/157120.stm   (315 words)

 CNN -Russian Election Chat Transcript-Sergei Kiriyenko
Kiriyenko served as a committed reformer, dedicated to the cause of revitalizing the Russian economy and efforts at Russian reform.
Kiriyenko: The answer is both yes and no. What we should expect is a change of era, not just a change in the name of the president.
Kiriyenko: Corruption, of course, is not a Russian invention.
www.cnn.com /COMMUNITY/transcripts/2000/3/sergei   (1973 words)

 CNN - Yeltsin nominee rejected on first try - April 10, 1998
MOSCOW (CNN) -- In a defeat for Russian President Boris Yeltsin, parliament on Friday rejected Sergei Kiriyenko, complaining that the nominee for prime minister was too young and inexperienced to solve Russia's enormous problems.
But following Kiriyenko's speech, the Liberal Democratic Party of ultranationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky -- the only faction in the Duma that had pledged to vote for Kiriyenko -- announced it was withdrawing support because he had not said whether its members were being considered for the Cabinet.
Kiriyenko, 35, has spent only about a year in government, most of it as a junior member although he was energy minister for four months under former Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/europe/9804/10/russia.duma.vote/index.html   (778 words)

 Who Framed Sergei Kiriyenko? - COMMENTARY - MOSNEWS.COM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Sergei Kiriyenko, presently presidential envoy to the Volga region, described the report as a ’brazen lie’ and said he planned to sue Novaya Gazeta.
One leads to Nizhny Novgorod, Kiriyenko’s native town where voters are to go to the polls next year to elect a new governor.
Be that as it may, presenting compromising material remains the main weapon employed by the near-Putin groupings in the ongoing fight for political influence in Russia.
www.mosnews.com /commentary/2004/06/30/kirienko.shtml   (1212 words)

 East European Constitutional Review
Kiriyenko sharply reduced the number of deputy prime ministers from nine to three, thereby eliminating the distinction of “first deputy prime minister.” The three new deputy prime ministers—holdovers Boris Nemtsov and Oleg Sysuev and newcomer Viktor Khrystenko—are all associated with the “young reformers” camp.
Along with Kiriyenko, the new cabinet leaders are considered free of strong ties to the financial or industrial lobbies occupying prominent positions in the Russian political landscape.
As Kiriyenko himself told the Moscow daily Nezavisimaya Gazeta, “I don’t owe anything to anybody, except to the president.” The new momentum for economic reform—and consequent weakening of the financial and industrial lobbies—became evident on April 30 when Anatoly Chubais was named chief executive of United Energy Systems (UES), Russia’s electricity monopoly.
www.law.nyu.edu /eecr/vol7num2/constitutionwatch/russia.html   (3117 words)

 Chernomyrdin returns to old job Kiriyenko: In the wrong place at the wrong time Ex-prime minister debt will be ...
Sergei Kiriyenko's age and inexperience were both his greatest assets and liabilities.
Kiriyenko represented a new generation of young leaders who are quickly entering the top ranks of politics, business and other fields.
Kiriyenko was just 28 and beginning his career as a private businessman when the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991.
www.turkishdailynews.com.tr /archives.php?id=8607   (1268 words)

 Sergei Kiriyenko - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sergei Vladilenovich Kiriyenko (Russian: Серге́й Владиле́нович Кирие́нко) (b. July 26, 1962) was the Prime Minister of Russia from 23 March to 23 August 1998.
Kiriyenko has also served as a member of the Duma, under the Union of Right Forces party.
Responding to a reporter's question, Kiriyenko said that the Bushehr power plant would not affect nuclear non-proliferation and that there was nothing preventing Iran-Russia energy cooperation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sergei_Kiriyenko   (269 words)

 East European Constitutional Review
Sergei Kiriyenko's observations are among the most balanced and defensible that have been made on the crisis Russia is undergoing, a topic that has elicited far more heat and obfuscation than enlightenment based on calm and dispassionate analysis.
The "four problems" Kiriyenko cites (political instability that hampers tax collection, lack of a balanced budget, overemphasis on macroeconomic balance, and inherent limits on the government's ability to raise revenue), while real, are incomplete and stated with less precision than is desirable.
I believe that Kiriyenko should have given more attention than he did to crime and corruption and to feasible means for addressing these scourges.
www.law.nyu.edu /eecr/vol8num1-2/special/sergei.html   (4351 words)

 Russia Reform Monitor No. 435 April 27, 1998
Speaking before the State Duma prior to his confirmation vote, Acting Prime Minister Sergei Kiriyenko pledges not to extend privatization to the "natural monopolies" in energy and transportation, and that it would not break up those monopolies, RFE/RL reports.
Kiriyenko receives 251 votes of the 276 cast within the 450-member chamber.
Kiriyenko, a former Young Communist League leader from the military industry, received the support of Vladimir Zhirinovsky's Liberal Democratic Party, Viktor Chernomyrdin's Our Home is Russia Party, the Agrarian Party, splinter communist factions, and other nationalist factions.
www.afpc.org /rrm/rrm435.htm   (477 words)

 NewStandard: 4/26/98
Sergei Kiriyenko seemed ready yesterday to take his own crack at it: "We need concrete actions to move toward a stable economy," the new prime minister said in a television interview.
Kiriyenko's appointment was approved by parliament Friday, and Yeltsin has told the 35-year-old premier to put together his list of Cabinet ministers by Tuesday.
As Kiriyenko contemplates the composition of his new government, some key figures from the old Cabinet are expected to remain in place, and much of the attention will be focused on the economic portfolios.
www.southcoasttoday.com /daily/04-98/04-26-98/a09wn049.htm   (623 words)

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Observers believe this is a sign Kiriyenko's chances of being nominated permanently to replace the ousted Viktor Chernomyrdin appear to have increased, and follows Kiriyenko obtaining the endorsement of some political and business figures.
Kiriyenko, a little know former oil executive, who came to Moscow from Nizhny Novgorod as a protégé of Boris Nemtsov in March 1997, was initially dismissed as a transitional figure, because of his youth and short cabinet tenure.
Yeltsin's economic advisor, Aleksandr Livshits, who is seen as close to Berezovsky, said Kiriyenko is at the moment the "strongest candidate" for prime minister, and added that the President is likely to propose Kiriyenko's candidacy to the Duma, which must confirm the appointment of the prime minister.
www.b-info.com /places/Bulgaria/news/98-03/mar26f.rfe   (998 words)

 Kiriyenko to visit India to discuss cooperation in nuke technology
Chief of Russia’s Federal Nuclear Power Agency (Rosatom) Sergei Kiriyenko will arrive in India on a two-day visit on Thursday to discuss bilateral cooperation in nuclear technology and nuclear power engineering.
Spokesman for the Rosatom Sergei Novikov today said Mr Kiriyenko will arrive in Mumbai and participate in a conference on 'Nuclear Fuel Cycle 2006.' He is expected to present a Russian nuclear power industry development programme for the period ending in 2030.
His visit to India, in wake of recent Russian supply of 60 tonnes of nuclear fuel for the two reactors at the Tarapur Atomic Power Station, is considered key to the further cooperation in the field of nuclear energy between the two countries, sources said.
news.webindia123.com /news/Articles/World/20060404/297504.html   (220 words)

 Iran nuclear chief says 'basic agreement' reached on Russian enrichment plan
The agreement was announced after a meeting between Russian nuclear chief Sergei Kiriyenko and Gholamreza Aghazadeh, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran and the country's vice-president.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was quoted by Russian media as saying Moscow will continue its talks with Iran until the March 6 IAEA board meeting in an effort to resolve the crisis.
Kiriyenko was quoted by Russian media as saying the joint enrichment venture in Russia was just "one of the elements in the complex of issues related to the Iranian nuclear problem."
www.cbc.ca /cp/world/060226/w022632.html   (676 words)

On 30 January, Sergei Kiriyenko, the head of the Federal Atomic Energy Agency, or RosAtom, announced that Russia would build in the next 15 years up to 40 new reactors just for domestic use at a cost of $60 billion.
Putin has also entrusted Kiriyenko, who previously was the presidential envoy to the Volga Federal District, with leading negotiations with Iran about the construction of a joint uranium-enrichment facility in Russia.
Sergei Ivanov was appointed defense minister by President Vladimir Putin in 2001 and charged with the task of breathing new life into Russia's crumbling army.
www.rferl.org /reports/rpw/2006/02/5-200206.asp   (3687 words)

 Russia does it Yeltsin's way   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
If you went by the Western press, Kiriyenko is a young protege' of the reform minded and top Kremlin aide Boris Nemitsov, a "technocrat," a new Russian come of age in the post-Communist era, a free-market firebrand bursting with energy and a passion for the martial ans.
If you went by the Russian press, Kiriyenko started his career as a member of the Young Communist League, took advantage of his brief stint in the energy ministry to enrich himself, and is a member of the Church of Scientology.
Yeltsin gave members of the Duma a cynically cruel choice They could either support his nomination of the unqualified Kiriyenko and hang on to the small change that is their take of the new spoils system, or they would face the risk of elections according to the president's rules.
www.hamline.edu /world/vol1/nhayes_1.html   (1109 words)

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Yeltsin later names the little-known energy minister, Sergei Kiriyenko, 35, as first deputy prime minister and acting prime minister, and orders him to form a new government.
Kiriyenko meets Communist chief Gennady Zyuganov, who argues for coalition government and says he will not back any prime minister without a change in economic policy.
Yeltsin formally names Kiriyenko as his choice for prime minister and warns parliament’s lower house, the Duma, he will dissolve it and call elections unless it gives its approval.
www.msnbc.com /news/wld/iframes/russiacrisis.htm   (404 words)

 Online NewsHour: Winning Team-- April 24, 1998
The 35-year-old Kiriyenko is a former oil and banking executive with scant government experience.
Kiriyenko is going to continue a policy of economic reform that they oppose.
Kiriyenko, himself, during his first speech to the Duma three weeks ago--two weeks ago--admitted that there's no growth in the country, admitted that 1/3 of the population, a full 1/3 is living in poverty.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/europe/jan-june98/kiriyenko_4-24.html   (2699 words)

 Head of Russian atomic agency in Tehran for nuclear talks - Pravda.Ru   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Sergei Kiriyenko arrived in Tehran on Thursday ahead of talks with Iranian officials on the proposal, seen as the last chance for averting an escalation in the nuclear issue.
Kiriyenko's first meeting with the Iranian side was scheduled for Saturday afternoon, his spokesman, Sergei Novikov, said.
Kiriyenko is scheduled to visit the Bushehr nuclear power plant, which Russia has been building and which is due to go online next year.
english.pravda.ru /news/world/24-02-2006/76417-nucleartalks-0   (761 words)

 No Russian Reformers Left -- Clifford G. Gaddy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Russian parliament on Friday finally approved Sergei Kiriyenko, a 35-year-old former banker and oil company executive, as the new prime minister.
Kiriyenko is being counted on to do that job.
This is why it will take market, political, or social forces far stronger than Sergei Kiriyenko to enact meaningful reform.
www.brook.edu /views/op-ed/gaddy/19980427.htm   (646 words)

 Former PM Sues Newspaper for Libel for Publishing Forged Letter - NEWS - MOSNEWS.COM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Former prime minister Sergei Kiriyenko has filed a lawsuit against the Russian journal Novaya Gazeta after the newspaper published what turned out to be a forged letter by five U.S. congressmen accusing Kiriyenko of trying to obtain a green card, news agencies reported, citing his press service.
The newspaper’s chief lawyer confirmed to MosNews that he had received notification of the lawsuit, but declined to comment further, saying that the chief editor was away.
Kiriyenko will demand that Novaya Gazeta admit that the information it published was false, and that it is libelous.
www.mosnews.com /news/2004/07/01/letterlawsuit.shtml   (574 words)

 ABC News: Russia: IAEA Can Still Solve Iran Dispute   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Russia's nuclear energy chief Sergei Kiriyenko, center, speaks to the media after his meeting with Atomic Energy Organization of Iran chief Gholamreza Aghazadehin in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006, in this image from the television.
Sergei Kiriyenko, head of the state atomic energy agency, said resolving the persistent questions about the intent of Iran's nuclear program "within the framework of the IAEA is absolutely realistic," Russian news agencies reported.
Kiriyenko, who met Saturday with Atomic Energy Organization of Iran chief Gholamreza Aghazadeh, stressed that Iran has the right to a peaceful nuclear program but suggested Tehran must act to assure the world it is not seeking nuclear weapons.
abcnews.go.com /International/wireStory?id=1662089   (430 words)

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