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MOSCOW, April 20. /TASS/. Former President of the USSR Mikhail Gorbachev in an essay written for the us magazine TIME noted that Russia is ready for political competition, real multi-party system and the peaceful transfer of power. The text of the essay published on the website of the International Fund socially-economic and politological researches (Gorbachev-Fund).
“I am convinced that the success of Russia is possible only by relying on the people, only on the democratic path. Russia is ripe for political competition, real multi-party system, fair elections, turnover of power, – wrote the former President. – This implies a special role and responsibility of the President at the current stage of Russia’s history”.