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Communists plan rallies in August and September

August 20, 2013, 1:19 UTC+3

The law on the RAS reform adopted at two readings is not acceptable and must be "thrown away", Zyuganov said

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MOSCOW, August 20 (Itar-Tass) - The Communist Party of the Russian Federation demands to recall the law on the reform of the Russian Academy of Sciences and may demand dismissal of the government next autumn, the party's leader Gennady Zyuganov told a press conference on Monday.

The communists plan an all-Russia action for August 31 in support of science and will demand, in particular, to hold a general RAS meeting.

The law on the RAS reform adopted at two readings is not acceptable and must be "thrown away", Zyuganov said. The law must be recalled, and a new one should be prepared together with scientists and specialists, he believes.

A Central Committee board member, CPRF secretary for organizing work Yuri Afonin, in his turn, noted that the communists earlier already formulated ten reasons for dismissal of the government. Collecting of signatures in support of the initiative is under way all over the country. More than 100,000 signatures are already collected in the Internet, and almost a million all over the country. The party may submit the initiative for dismissal of the government next autumn, with support of the population, he said.

Zyuganov said that the CPRF insisted on the formation of a coalition government of people's confidence. There was experience of the formation of such a government after the 1998 default. The present situation is not less hard and dramatic, he noted.

The communists' leader also said that the party planned some more rallies before the voting day of September 8. A mass action in support of the party's candidates will be held on September 6. The largest will take place in Moscow, Zyuganov said.

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