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Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Putin Not Interested In Solving Russia’s Problems

Posted by Info on 17/08/2011

Mikhail Gorbachev, the first and only president of the Soviet Union, has accused Prime Minister Vladimir Putin of having no desire to tackle Russia’s problems.
“Putin wants to stay in power, but not to resolve at long last our most pressing problems – education, medicine and poverty.”
Gorbachev was comparing the Putin-led United Russia party to the Soviet-era Communist Party. “They are pulling us back into the past, while the country urgently needs modernization.
People are not consulted, and parties are mere puppets of the regime.”

Gorbachev’s tenure of 1985-1991 ended with the fall of the Soviet empire. In his interviews, he has said his plans were to reform the Soviet Union and the Communist Party system but he confessed that he was too late.
“Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is an educated man, he is accumulating experience, but he needs forces he can rely upon to address issues.”

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