Wednesday, February 23, 2011

GORBACHEV SAYS MIDDLE EAST EVENTS SIGN OF CHANGING WORLD

The wave of uprisings in the Middle East is also closely monitored by international political circles.

The last Head of State of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev likened the uprisings in the Arab world and North Africa to the "demise of Communism." 

Gorbachev, who will turn 80 next week, told a news conference that there are many similarities between the people's movements that started in Tunisia and Algeria and continue spreading across the Arab world, and the collapse of Communism. 

"People are striving for a better life. They have nothing to lose," Gorbachev said. 

Also criticising the incumbent administraion in Russia, Gorbachev described the country as an imitation of democracy. 

Gorbachev warned that the government's efforts to sideline political opponents could backfire, and said "The monopoly ends in rotting and hampers economic development."

(TRT-World)
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