by Josephine Schmidt Sergei Kovalev: Yeltsin’s Policies Threaten Russian DemocracyHuman rights activist Sergei Kovalev resigned as head of Russia’s presidential Commission on Human Rights on 23 January. In an open letter to Boris Yeltsin, published in Izvestiya on 24 January and excerpted below, Kovalev accused Yeltsin of abandoning the course of democratic reform, noting the […]

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