Gorbachev Applauds Putin’s Achievements

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev said Tuesday that President Vladimir Putin “has pulled Russia out of chaos” and is “assured a place in history,” despite Western criticisms that he has throttled democracy. Gorbachev’s endorsement of Putin, who won broad support in a parliamentary election Sunday that was criticized by U.S. officials, comes despite Gorbachev’s acknowledgment that the news media have been suppressed and that election rules run counter to the democratic ideals he has promoted. Full Story

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