Gorbachev speaks out

(Canscene) –25 years after his leadership of the dying USSR, when he announced his policy of peresroika, Mikhail Gorbachev has published a statement of concern, here reproduced thanks to E Poshta the blingual Ukrainian internet site.

“PERESTROIKA, the series of political and economic reforms I undertook in the Soviet Union in 1985, has been the subject of heated debate ever since. Today the controversy has taken on a new urgency — not just because of the 25th anniversary, but also because Russia is again facing the challenge of change. In moments like this, it is appropriate and necessary to look back…”

The full statement is available here.

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