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Rosemary Bechler is openDemocracy’s Editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

"Russia cannot go on like this”

On Friday, prominent Russians of varied political hue presented a daring open letter to President Medvedev. In the best Soviet dissident tradition, they expressed concern for the future. Russia is at a crossroads, they said; and the country needs to embrace freedom if it is to avoid revolutionary breakdown.

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