First Law and Order, Then Democracy


July 19, 2004 by AK

An article Paul Klebnikov contributed to The Moscow Times in 2001.

Is he strengthening the rule of law? Is the wave of gangsterism subsiding? Are small businesses flourishing? Are civic associations multiplying? These are the yardsticks by which we will be able to tell whether Russia is moving toward democracy.

The jury’s out on that.


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