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    NO COMMENT FROM SUPERIOR COURTS ON MOVING JUDICIAL AUTHORITY BODIES TO ST.PETERSBURG

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    MOSCOW, JANUARY 29 (RIA NOVOSTI) - For the time being, superior courts are not commenting on the prime minister's instruction to ponder the moving of bodies of judicial authority to St.Petersburg.

    "The prime minister's instruction is not law-making. Veniamin Yakovlev, chairman of the Supreme Court of Arbitration, thinks judges should not commentate on this matter until any changes have been made in legislation," Nonna Grebneva, press secretary of the Supreme Court of Arbitration, said to RIA Novosti.

    "We are lawyers and shall rely on law-making instruments," she said. And added that, at a recent conference of arbitration judges, Yakovlev "forbade the judges to discuss the subject in public." The press service of the Supreme Court also offered no comments to RIA Novosti.

    Earlier, it was reported that Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov had instructed thinking over the possibility of moving Russian bodies of judicial authority to St.Petersburg.

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