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Zyuganov Says He Won't Reverse Economic Course

Moscow, June 6 (RFE/RL) -- Russian communist party leader Gennady Zyuganov said today he will not reverse the country's economic course if he wins this month's presidential poll.

But Zyuganov, quoted by Interfax, said his government would control prices for transport and energy while cutting taxes in a mixed economy of state and private ownership.

He told business leaders in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk that stimulating domestic production should be Russia's number one goal. Zyuganov blamed high taxes, frequently changing legislation and economic instability for low investment in the country.

He noted investors were not afraid to invest in China despite a communist government there.