Medvedev Says Russias Democracy Needs 100 Years to Develop

The Moscow Times
Thursday 21st March, 2013

Dmitry Medvedev said the success of democracy in Russia can be evaluated only 100 years from now, according to a transcript of an interview with Western media published Thursday. In an interview with European journalists on Wednesday evening that focused mostly on the financial crisis in Cyprus, the prime minister said there was no special path for Russia’s development of democracy, noting that democracy and constitutional order in each country are shaped by specific “national features.” Russia does not have a long democratic tradition, he said, and the country is only now taking its first s…

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