here and now (1999) 05/12/1999
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AnnotationThe resignation of Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov.
Direct video communication with Dmitry Yakushkin and Alexander Zhukov comes from parallel studios.
Dmitry Yakushkin talks about the president's decision, argues the incident.
According to Vladimir Platonov, the chairmen of both the Upper and Lower Chambers of the Parliament were notified by the president about this decision in advance.
The reaction of the press is discussed.
Opinions of various politicians and public figures are voiced.
The resignation of the prime minister is compared to the upcoming vote on impeachment of the president.
Dmitry Yakushkin talks about the preparation of a draft letter to the State Duma, where Sergey Stepashin is nominated for the post of head of government.
Interview with the Speaker of the State Duma Gennady Seleznev.
Gives his assessment to the candidacy of Sergei Stepashin.
Alexander Zhukov speaks about support in the State Duma of Primakov.
He talks about the economic consequences of a frequent change of government.
PersonnelYakushkin Dmitry - press secretary of the Russian president.
Platonov Vladimir - Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council.
Alexander Zhukov is the head of the State Duma Committee on Budget, Taxes, Banks and Finance.