CHERNOMYRDIN DEMANDS APOLOGY FROM GEORGE BUSH JR.

Russia’s former premier Viktor Chernomyrdin who is presently the Russian Duma’s deputy, intends to demand from George Bush Jr. to publicly apologize,” Valentin Sergeyev, adviser to Viktor Chernomyrdin, said on Sunday. US presidential contender insultingly lashed out on IMF leadership, Mr. Chernomyrdin and other Russian politicians at television debates which recently took place. “The scandal unleashed by US presidential candidate affects Russia’s interests, and his rhetoric stings Mr. Chernomyrdin’s honour and dignity, Sergeyev said. Today, Russia’s ex-premier is to hold a news conference where he intends to deliver a special statement.