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Gorbachev Slams Russian PM On Democracy

Posted August 18th, 2011 at 7:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has accused Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin of undermining democracy in Russia. Mr. Gorbachev spoke to the BBC in an interview Thursday, on the eve of the 20th anniversary of a failed coup aimed at removing him from power. The coup attempt on August 19, 1991, and the events that […]

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Former Soviet Leader Gorbachev Says Russia in “Going Backwards”

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has criticized the Russian government and expressed sadness that the country is “going backwards” nearly two decades after the coup that led to the collapse of the Soviet Union. Speaking Wednesday, two days ahead of the 20th anniversary of the coup that ousted him, Mr. Gorbachev said Russia needs free […]

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Former Soviet Leader Gorbachev Says Russia in “Going Backwards”

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has criticized the government and expressed sadness that Russia is “going backwards” nearly two decades after the coup that led to the collapse of the Soviet Union. Speaking Wednesday, two days ahead of the 20th anniversary of the coup that ousted him, Mr. Gorbachev said Russia needs free elections and […]

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