Articles by Sergei Shargorodsky



From the Archive: Nemtsov Tells His Story in 'The Provincial Man'

An archival piece on Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.

Missiles Retrieved From Kursk

  • 30 October 01
  • The Associated Press
Investigators examining the wreckage of the Kursk nuclear submarine have removed three cruise missiles and the bodies of 45 sailors since the vessel was brought to dry dock.

Ustinov Inspects 'Hell' Inside Kursk

  • 29 October 01
  • The Associated Press
Prosecutor General Vladimir Ustinov presented a 7-minute videotape of the inside of the Kursk.

Putin Says Russia Is Not ?Indifferent'

  • 05 September 01
  • The Associated Press
President Putin told visiting Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon that Russia was prepared to make a ""substantial"" contribution to a settlement of the Middle East crisis.

Ukraine Parliament Confirms New PM

  • 30 May 01
  • The Associated Press
Ukraine's parliament on Tuesday narrowly approved business lobbyist Anatoliy Kinakh as the country's new prime minister, signaling a possible end to a long government crisis.

9 Miners Killed in Ukraine Blast

  • 08 May 01
  • The Associated Press
Nine workers were killed in a methane gas explosion at a mine in eastern Ukraine over the weekend, marking the country's most serious coal industry accident this year.

Chernobyl Haunts 15 Years On

  • 27 April 01
  • The Associated Press
Fifteen years after Chernobyl, people across much of the former Soviet Union lit candles and offered prayers Thursday for those killed and sickened by the disaster.

Ukraine Delays No-Confidence Vote

  • 25 April 01
  • The Associated Press
Ukraine's Communist-dominated parliament spent hours Tuesday in a heated debate including scuffles on whether to oust the reformist Cabinet of Prime Minister Viktor Yushchenko.

Ukrainian Legislators Barred From Meeting Arrested Opposition Leader

  • 23 February 01
  • The Associated Press
Several Ukrainian opposition lawmakers and activists went to a Kiev prison facility Friday to visit their arrested leader Julia Tymoshenko, but wardens turned them away.

Kuchma Says We Will Not Step Down

  • 22 February 01
  • The Associated Press
Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma said he would not resign despite opposition pressure, which showed further signs of decay Thursday when promised protests failed to materialize.

Opposition Calls For Kuchma to Resign

  • 19 February 01
  • The Associated Press
A key opposition party concluded its congress Sunday with a call for the dismissal of President Leonid Kuchma and top government officials, accusing them of creating an authoritarian state in Ukraine.

Kuchma Say Opposition Will Never Come to Power

  • 16 February 01
  • The Associated Press
President Leonid Kuchma, facing a deep political crisis in his former Soviet republic, vowed Friday that the opposition would never come to power but refused to say whether he would use force against the protesters.

Ukraine's Chief Prosecutor Lashes Out at Opposition Alliance

  • 15 February 01
  • The Associated Press
Ukraine's chief prosecutor lashed out at the main opposition alliance, saying the so-called National Salvation Forum violated the constitution, a spokesman said Thursday.

Ex-Deputy Premier Is Arrested

  • 14 February 01
  • The Associated Press
Julia Tymoshenko, Ukraine's former deputy prime minister turned opposition leader, was arrested Tuesday in Kiev.

Former Kuchma Bodyguard Faces Criminal Charges

  • 09 January 01
  • The Associated Press
Ukrainian authorities launched a criminal case against a former security officer who has accused President Leonid Kuchma of involvement in the disappearance of an opposition journalist, officials said Friday.

Missing Reporter Probe Puts Kuchma Under Fire

  • 14 December 00
  • The Associated Press
The disappearance of a journalist has turned into a scandal after Ukraine's president was accused of giving ""criminal orders"" to take action against the missing journalist.

Ukrainians: Military Guilty of Poisoning

  • 29 September 00
  • The Associated Press
Southern Ukraine was bathed in summer heat when the mysterious illness struck. Hundreds of people were soon complaining of head and stomach pains, burning eyes and skin rashes.

Putin Says No Threat of Police State

Odessa Struggles to Retain Glory

Baku Promises to Build Oil Pipeline in Ukraine

Slavic Presidents Ring Bell for Unity

Ukrainian Nationalists Surrender Party HQ

Ukraine Finds No Fraud of IMF Funds

Putin Against Busting Up Monopolies

Copernicus Volumes Disappearing Across Europe

Ukraine, IMF Agree to PWC Audit of Loans

Chinese Support Putin on Chechnya

Ukrainians Re-elect Kuchma in Runoff

Ukraine Bars Russian Political Image Advisor From Country

Ukraine Dismisses West's Y2K Jitters