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MOSCOW: The Russian Duma Friday demonstrated its opposition to reform by voting 250-98 for a resolution calling the 1991 breakup of the Soviet Union illegal. The measure also called for a referendum on resurrecting the onetime superpower. "The parliament has no real political power," says TIME's Sally B. Donnelly. "So they are looking for cheap political points, getting their names in the paper. The move is indicative of bitterness; many of the Communists and Nationalists in the Duma are angry about the ruined Russian economy and the loss of superpower status." The vote has raised tensions among reformers and in the 14 former Republics unwilling to fall under Moscow's control again. But lacking the needed support of Russian President Boris Yeltsin and the legislature's higher body, the Federation Council, the measure is almost certain to go nowhere.