Gorbachev, the Kremlin and Russia.

21 Feb 2011

 Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev urged Russia to adopt a new approach to terrorism – and for the Middle East to embrace democracy. He also criticized Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and  President Dmitry Medvedev for saying they will decide between them who should run for president in the March 2012 presidential vote. 
 “Most likely he (Putin) will not run for the presidency. Two terms is enough – well, he has had his two terms. What will they do in the future? Maybe he and (President) Medvedev will swap places again,” said former Soviet leader who is 80 next month.
 He called for an investigation into statement by an assistant to the judge who convicted oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky who said the judge did not write the verdict and read it against his will in the Moscow courtroom. The main pro-Kremlin United Russia party is a “bad copy” of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

SKYNEWS – February 21st, 2011.

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