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They did not reckon with the individuals | Novaya Gazeta – Russia

The defeat of the coup didn’t convey totalitarianism to an finish, political scientist Nina Khrushcheva, great-granddaughter of Nikita Khrushchev, concludes within the Irish Examiner:

“At the moment, Russians take pleasure in relative prosperity and luxury. Many have by no means had it so good. So, why achieve this many stay satisfied {that a} strongman is required to guide them? … Thirty years in the past, Gorbachev freed Russians from the jail of communism. Navalny has bravely tried to mild the way in which out of Putinism, however to this point, too many have stored their eyes tightly shut. The lesson of this misremembered anniversary is obvious: a free society can’t be made by people who find themselves content material to permit their minds to be held captive.”

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