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Gorbachev Says Russia 'Needs Time to Succeed' as Democracy

Mikhail Gorbachev, former Soviet president, says that today Russia is making gains, although it may take several generations for the former superpower to assert its presence as a successful democratic state. "Remember, America's democracy has evolved over 200 years," he says. "We need time to succeed." Gorbachev's remarks were offered during the 10th annual W. Averell Harriman Lecture, sponsored by the School of International and Public Affairs' Harriman Institute.

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Shot: Mar 11, 2002
Published: Mar 29, 2002
Last modified:Sep 18, 2002