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Rodina’s Roots

19 December 2003 Somehow little progress was initially made in forming a national idea for a new democratic Russia. Under Boris Yeltsin, the quest for it was agonizing and slow. The results of that quest were most vividly expressed by Leonid Smirnyagin, then a member of the Presidential Council: “Mend the fence [around your house], […]