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The Choice of Damocles

15 October 2002 MOSCOW, 1 October (Ezhenedelnyi Zhurnal)–“Come on, guys, tear us to pieces!” Union of Right Forces (SPS) party leader Irina Khakamada snapped angrily, tired of reporters’ attacks on the rightists after they backed a Kremlin bill banning referendums in any year before an election. “A draft bill proposing to raise the vote threshold […]