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    ROGOZIN PROMISES NOT TO HAMPER GLAZYEV'S ELECTION CAMPAIGN

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    MOSCOW, February 3 (RIA Novosti) - Co-chairman of the Rodina (Homeland) bloc Dmitry Rogozin stated that he is not going to hamper his colleague Sergei Glazyev's election campaign.

    "He (Glazyev) is our comrade, and no one is going to spoil his chances of success by shady means," Rogozin said and recalled that Glazyev himself had put forward his candidature for the post of president.

    He noted that his attitude to this move by Glazyev is "normal."

    In Rogozin's opinion, all the differences inside the Rodina bloc emerged in connection with the start of the presidential election campaign. "We have no differences either on questions of the economy, or on questions of ideology or politics. But the presidential campaign put us in a complex situation when a number of the bloc's representatives declared to be for the incumbent president, while some others backed Glazyev," he said.

    Rogozin also said that he personally backs the candidature of Viktor Gerashchenko, another representative of the Rodina bloc (Gerashchenko has not been registered as a candidate for the Presidency yet).

    According to him, an accord that all differences inside Rodina would not tell on the work of its faction in the State Duma was attained at the recent meeting of the bloc's Supreme Council. "The Duma must engage in legislative work, and passions should not be fanned up," Rogozin noted.

    He said that all these questions would be discussed at the congresses of the parties forming the bloc, which are scheduled for mid-February.

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