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Mikhail Gorbachev lambasts Vladimir Putin’s ‘sham’ democracy | World news | The Guardian

Mikhail Gorbachev
Mikhail Gorbachev accuses Dmitry Medvedev and Vladimir Putin of arrogance over their plan to jointly decide who should run in next year’s presidential elections. Photograph: Andrey Smirnov/AFP/Getty Images
Russia under prime minister Vladimir Putin is a sham democracy, Mikhail Gorbachev has said in his harshest criticism yet of the ruling regime.
“We have everything – a parliament, courts, a president, a prime minister and so on. But it’s more of an imitation,” the last president of the Soviet Union said.
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