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Delo - Slovenia | Monday, February 27, 2012

Russia too will have its Spring

Tens of thousands of people protested against the presidential candidate Vladimir Putin on the weekend with a human chain stretching 16 kilometres around the centre of Moscow. No matter how hard he tries to avoid it Putin's rule will eventually come to an end, writes the left-liberal daily Delo: "Putin prolongs his term in office by forcing state employees to participate in pro-Putin rallies and cast their ballots in his favour, while doing all he can to curtail civil rights. But Russia will not remain an 'ice desert' forever, as the advisor to three Tsars Konstantin Petrovich Pobyedonostsyev described the country in the 19th century. The current leadership will try to make Russia remain an ice desert for as long as possible. But sooner or later Russia, too, will have its 'Spring'."

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