Monday, March 9, 2009

Last 20 years of Transition Countries

A paragraph from "Die Zeit":

The head of St. Petersburg TV mentioned that TV news during the Breshniew times were horrible: only official bulletins were read, but in the evening one could go for a stroll in the park without fear. In the 1990's anything could be said on TV, but in the evening you did not go for a walk for fear to be kidnapped (5th march 2009, p. 47 - my rough translation).

What does progress and democracy mean? For whom?

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