U.E.S. head intact over energy crisis in Russia’s Far East

Anatoli Chubais, the head of Russia's electricity monopoly Unified Energy Systems (UES), would not heed the advice of Duma Chairman Gennady Seleznyov or follow the example of Yevgeni Nazdratenko, the governor of the Primorye Territory, and his resignation over the energy crisis in Primorye is out of the question. He made this statement at a briefing in Khabarovsk in the Russian Far East, responding to a question from the press. At the same time he said the UES board of directors might reshuffle the company management soon. "I have already sent an appropriate proposal to the board of directors," he is quoted by Interfax as saying.