December 11, 2013

Russia, Like Ukraine, Will Become a Democracy

Zbigniew Brzezinski, Financial Times

The Associated Press

Come what may, the events in Ukraine are historically irreversible and geopolitically transformatory. Sooner rather than later, Ukraine will be truly a part of democratic Europe; later rather than sooner, Russia will follow unless it isolates itself and becomes a semi-stagnant imperialistic relic.

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The Australian
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