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The Kremlin’s “Controlled” Opposition May Become a Human Shield against Unhappy Citizens

Predictably, Russia’s remaining true liberals met the demolition of the Union of Right Forces (SPS) party and the formation of a new democratic party under the aegis of the Kremlin, to be composed of what’s left of SPS, the Civic Force, and the Democratic Party of Russia, with much skepticism. The new party is unlikely to help promote democracy and the freedom of choice in the county – it can only attempt to preserve the chance to bring these virtues back someday.
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