Scandals of the week (1999) 05/14/1999
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Boris Yeltsin sent Yevgeny Primakov to resign, Sergey Stepashin was appointed Acting Prime Minister of the Russian Federation.
Preparation of the impeachment procedure for the president continues.
Scandal in Vladivostok: Vostoktransflot is accused of illegally listening to the regional administration and local election commissions, a criminal case has been opened.
Comments: Vyacheslav Knyazev, the company's executive director, technical director Andrey Shpagin, president Anatoly Milosevic, prosecutor Viktor Shcherbakov, representative of the Primorye Fish Industry Committee Vladimir Sidorov; the former head of "Vostoktransflot" Viktor Ostapenko refused to withdraw, despite the persuasion of the prosecutor.
Problems of copyright: Sergei "Spider" Troitsky intends to sue Coca-Cola company because of the stolen advertising slogan; musician and his lawyer Sergei Belyak explain the situation.
The company Coca-Cola declined to comment.
In Volgograd, disputes are being held around the memorial to the Germans who died during the Great Patriotic War.
Opinions are divided: the Communists and deputies are outraged - local residents are happy with the improvement in the region on the funds of modern Germans.
Representatives of local authorities did not appear at the opening ceremony of the memorial.
Comments: Governor of the Volgograd Region Nikolay Maksyuta, deputies Mikhail Tarantsov and Alevtina Aparina, residents of Rossoshki, representative of the German People's Union Karl-Wilhelm Lange.
The Russian version of the porno magazine "Hustler" in Russia, a scandal surrounding the release of the first issue.
While the representative of the State Committee for Press Valery Sirozhenko threatens the magazine with a court and deprivation of a license, while deputies Albert Makashov and Viktor Anpilov are outraged, Vladimir Zhirinovsky solemnly takes the editor-in-chief of the journal Alexander Nevsky into the ranks of the LDPR.
In the preparation of the plot, the footage of the film "The People Against Larry Flynt" (1996, directed by M.Forman) and shooting on models for the magazine are used.
PersonnelYeltsin B.N. - state and political figure, the first president of the Russian Federation. Shandibin V.I. - Russian public and political figure, a deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation. Semago V.V. - Russian politician, businessman. Troitsky S.E. (Spider) - writer, artist, rock musician, creator and leader of the group "Corrosion Metal", music producer, social and political figure. Maksyuta N.K. - Honored Mechanical Engineer of the Russian Federation, Governor of the Volgograd Region (1997-2010). Makashov A.M. - Soviet military commander, colonel-general, public and political figure. Anpilov V.I. - Russian journalist, public and political figure. Zhirinovsky VV - Doctor of Philosophy, Honored Lawyer of the Russian Federation, public and political figure. Mitrofanov AV - actor, screenwriter, television and radio presenter, public and political figure.
Vladivostok  Volgograd 
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