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The Russian Patient

Posted on 12 October 2009 by admin

By Andrei Piontkovsky

I remember that in the early stages of perestroika, many of us in the Soviet Union dreamed that there might come about some movement in Eastern Europe like Solidarity had been briefly in Poland or like the Prague Spring in 1968. We felt that if such developments occurred it would greatly influence our own chances. This, we thought, would push the USSR very strongly toward a democratic solution and that might precipitate things. Continue reading  …

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