Prague, March 20 (RFE/RL) - The Vice President of a major
American bank says the Russian Duma's attempt to nullify the
dissolution of the Soviet Union may benefit countries like Poland and
the Czech Republic.
Citibank's Alan Hirst said: "If the Russian Duma continues to do
things like that, we think the pace toward NATO expansion and EU
integration will increase, not decrease." Hirst said that ultimately
would bring more foreign investment into Visegrad countries.
Hirst made the comment while addressing a group of international
bankers and financial leaders meeting at Radio Free Europe/Radio
Liberty's Prague headquarters.