The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, January 25, 1994 - 7
.New Russian minister
lashes out at reformers
MOSCOW (AP) - Russia's new
;xonomics minister lashed out yester-
day at reformers for refusing tojoin the
government and predicted high infla-
,ion in January. The key post of fi-
*ance minister remained in question.
A spokesperson for Boris Yeltsin
,aid the president had not accepted the
resignation of Finance Minister Boris
Fyodorov, a top reformer whose
Late has come to represent Russia' s
,,commitment to market reforms, quit
fter aCabinet shake-up favoring con-
ervatives who advocateaslower pace
The new Cabinet has signaled its
ntention to impose tightergovernment
:ontrol over the economy and increase
ndustrial and agricultural production
by allocating greater subsidies to those
New Economics Minister
lexander Shokhin, Russia's top debt
egotiator, had harsh words for re-
ormers, including his predecessor
'egor Gaidar and Fyodorov.
"It is bad that several key figures in
he Cabinet, including Gaidar, have
decided to relieve themselves of re-
iponsibility for the course they pur-
;ued overthe last fourmonths," Shokhin
"They aredoing everything to blame
he reorganized government for all the
,;onsequences, including negative con-
equences, of reforms," said Shokhin,
ho began his career with the Soviet state
lanning organization - Gosplan -
ut has at times sided with the reform-
Fyodorov is largely credited with
bringing runaway inflation down to 12
percent for December.
He has warned that the new govern-
ment will increase spending and send
*-But Shokhin told reporters that
Fyodorov and Gaidar were to blame
'They are doing
everything to blame
government for all the
- Alexander Shokhin
for an inflation rate that will be "much
higher" thismonth forpostponing pay-
ment of some government debts until
the first quarter of 1994.
Russia is one of few countries
with both finance and economics min-
isters. As finance minister, Fyodorov
has handled monetary issues such as
budget deficits, inflation and taxa-
tion. Shokhin, as economics minister,
will deal more directly with economic
policy, such as industry subsidies.
Fyodorov submitted his resigna-
tion last week when Yeltsin and Prime
Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin named
a new government dominated by So-
After a 30-minute meeting yester-
day with Yeltsin, Chernomyrdin said
Yeltsin had not accepted Fyodorov's
resignation and the decision rested with
Fyodorov has made staying in
the government conditional on the
removal of conservative Central
Bank Chair Viktor Gerashchenko.
A proponent of tight anti-infla-
tion measures, Fyodorov has fre-
quently criticized Gerashchenko for
granting credits to ailing state en-
This is last weekend to see
plants as old as dinosaurs
By MAGGIE WEYHING
DAILY STAFF REPORTER
Is it Jurassic Park or the Botanical Gardens?
Flourishing within the walls of the University's Botani-
cal Gardens are plants that existed during the time of the
dinosaurs. This weekend is students' last chance to see these
Rodger Keller, a conservatory horticulturist, and Kathy
French, an interpretive botanist, said that at different times
of the yearthe Botanical Gardens chooses different topics
that might be interesting to the public.
"We are going to be discussing other kinds of plants
during the tour, however we are going to highlight the
prehistoric plants thatexisted during the Jurassic period and
earlier," he said.
Among the many prehistoric wonders that will be fea-
tured, Keller mentioned a few:
various tree ferns from around the world,
cycads, which are cone-shaped plants that now grow
in Mexico and other places; and,
Zamias, plants that now exist in Florida.
Keller added that although these ancient plants are not
yet extinct, they can only be found in small areas across the
"Flowering plants have taken theplaceoftheoldprehis-
toric plants. They [the flowering plants] are more highly
evolved. For example, they are able to grow taller and shade
the ancient plants such as the cycades," he explained.
Keller said the Jurassic plants were not grown especially
for this weekend's tour, but are easily maintained in the
gardens in sunny positions withmoderate temperatures.
Also this weekend, the Gardens will have a display of
photos and drawings that show visitors how to identify the
plants, which grow in the winter.
The plants are part of a special two-week tour the
Gardens are holding. The last tour begins this Saturday at
1:30p.m. and Sunday at 2p.m. Admission is $2 and students
with identification will be admitted free of charge. The
Gardens are located on Dixburolbad between Geddes and
Plants dating back to prehistoric eras that continue to span the globe in remote areas are on
display at the University's Botanical Gardens until this Saturday.
Germans intercept Iraq-bound chemicals
BONN, Germany (AP) - Ger-
nan and Saudi agents raided a
freighter and seized chemicals in-
ended for production of rocket fuel
n Iraq, the German government said
German officials were tipped off
by a foreign intelligence agency and
got permission from Saudi officials
to board the ship at the Red Seaport of
Iiddah, spokesperson Dieter Vogel
said. He would not say which agency
provided the information.
Two containers loaded with sev-
eral hundred barrels of ammonium
perchlorate, used to make solid rocket
fuel, were listed as harmless chemi-
cals on the manifest of the Hamburg-
registered Asian Senator, Vogel said.
The chemicals violated the U.N.
embargo on Iraq, he said.
Germany toughened its weapons
export laws after revelations that Ger-
man firms helped Iraq build its arse-
nal of rockets and the chemical weap-
ons it threatened to use during the
The captain of the Asian Senator
said he was given a false manifest and
didn't know he was carrying the
The chemicals came from the Chi-
nese port of Hung Fu and were loaded
in Hong Kong, Vogel said. They were
to have been delivered to Beirut and
transported overland to Iraq.
The Chinese government said it
knew nothing about the shipment,
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