Scandals of the week (2000) 04/29/2000
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Unknown people cut the lighting cables of the monument to Soviet soldiers in Riga and stole inventory and materials for restoration.
In Riga, a regular meeting of the District Court of the Republic of Latvia in the case of the former partisan Vasily Kononov took place.
Veterans were released from prison, the case was sent for further investigation.
Comments of the veteran, lawyer Alexander Ogurtsov, daughter Irina, witnesses and sympathizers.
A former NKVD officer, Mikhail Fartbukh, who is under house arrest, is preparing to be transferred to prison.
Ukrainian nationalists are fighting for the ban of Russian music.
The opinions of music producers (Gennady Russo, Sergei Kaptan, Oleg Nepomnyashchiy) and representatives of various youth movements of Ukraine in the issues of propaganda do not coincide.
From a family scandal to an international one: the boy Elian, who escaped from a ship sunk by the US coast with Cuban illegal immigrants, was taken from his American relatives to return to his father.
Living in Florida, Cuban emigrants went on strike and rioted.
Before returning to Cuba, the boy will spend several months with his father in the territory of America.
The situation was commented on by Fidel Castro, Bill Clinton, US State Department spokesman James Fowley, US Attorney General Janet Reno.
In Nizhnevartovsk, attempts on the mayor of the city continue, law enforcement officers can not find a customer.
We consider the version of the involvement of businessman Vyacheslav Shevchenko, announced on the wanted list.
Comments: Mayor of Nizhnevartovsk Yuriy Timoshkov, consultant to mayor Zinaida Pushkarenko, deputy Sergey Koprelov.
Scandal in Moscow: six months ago, police officers beat a collector of rare cars.
Alexander Lomakov, who was injured, accuses Zuzino, an employee of the police department, junior sergeant Vadim Tereshkin; the police refused to comment.
Filming with a hidden camera: Edita Magdich, employee of the Zyuzino police department's inquiry department, tells about the extension of the investigation, about the re-qualification of the case for another article and about the hope for a favorable outcome for the policeman.
Announcement of the next program: in May, marks 5 years from the date of the declaration of the place of death of the ferry "Estonia" by the sea burial, new versions of the death of the second "Titanic" of the XX century.
PersonnelKononov V.M. - a veteran of the Great Patriotic War, commander of partisan detachment, after the war - colonel of militia, head of the criminal investigation department and head of the transport police of the Latvian SSR; in 1998 was accused of war crimes, the trials lasted until November 2011 (died in March 2011). Nepomnyashchy О.N. - music producer, actor, teacher, concert director. Castro Rus FA - Cuban revolutionary, state, political and party figure, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba. Clinton W.D. - American statesman and politician, 42nd President of the United States. Reno D.V. - American statesman, lawyer, US Attorney General (1993-2001).
Riga  Kiev  USA  Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug - Yugra 
Courts and prosecutors; Veterans; Interethnic conflicts; Crime and Accidents