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02/01/2000

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Putin Pressured on Borodin

Grigory Yavlinsky has called on acting President Putin to make his position clear on Pavel Borodin.

Putin Tough on Laws

MOSCOW -- Acting President Vladimir Putin said Monday that post-Soviet Russia had degenerated into a lax society where laws were flouted. ""The system of state authority is neglected, slack and ill-disciplined,"" Putin told a televised meeting of Justice Ministry officials. ""How can anyone be surprised that we have such difficulties with reforms? It is indeed surprising that they are working at all. We must always remember that the only sort of dictatorship to which we must be subject is the dictatorship of law."" In his address, Putin said it would be wrong to abandon all existing legal provisions. Change had to be ""based on the long-standing Russian traditions of justice and legality.

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