Backtracking in Russia

In an opinion editorial in The New York Times, human rights veteran Lyudmila Alexeyeva, chairwoman of the Moscow Helsinki Group, comments that Russia has developed an amazing, vibrant civil society, but the political system in the past decade has not kept pace. The Putin years produced a stable but brittle and highly corrupt political system. There is nothing more important the EU could possibly need to talk about with the Russian leadership than the future of the rule of law in its neighbour and strategic partner.

Sunday, December 16, 2012