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Lebed Proposes Commission To Stop Capital Flight

Moscow, March 13 (RFE/RL) - Russian Duma member and Presidential Candidate Aleksandr Lebed today proposed setting up a special federal commission to track down money illegally funneled out of Russia in the past few years.

Lebed told our correspondent in Moscow that he would like to head such a commission. He said that with Interpol's help, he could return to Moscow some 10,000 million dollars -- an amount equal to the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) recent loan to Russia.

Lebed also urged Russian businessmen to invest in Russian enterprises instead of illegally exporting capital and contributing to capital flight.