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Solzhenitsyn laments politics in Russia

Nobel laureate Aleksander Solzhenitsyn lamented the state of Russian politics and government in a rare televised interview Sunday, saying it will take many years before the country has anything resembling democracy. The 86-year-old author, who rose to prominence for his accounts of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin’s repression and labor camps, criticized the parties that dominate Russian politics. Speaking on the Vesti Nedelyi program on state-run Rossiya television, he repeated his mantra that democracy must come from the bottom up and said that was not happening in Russia today. Full Story

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