ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Russia Countdown to What

Frederic F Clairmont Western diplomats in Moscow are in the pits of depression. The yield on their governments' investments of hundreds of millions of dollars have not been as lush as expected: Yeltsin's electoral score is derisory 35 per cent against Zyuganov's 32 per cent THE huge, palatial and majestic Spaso Palace, residence of the US ambassador in Moscow, was cursed by one communist militant as the seat of the Great Conspiracy. The hatred of a conqueror and usurper is understandably resented but the young woman is wrong. The word 'conspiracy' is inappropriate because there is no conspiracy. There is nothing to conceal inasmuch as the unbending goals of US policy and its hirelings within and outside the ex-Soviet Union are nakedly brandished as the triumph of the counter-revolution; of maintaining a defeated, humiliated and eviscerated Soviet Union within the cage of the banana republic that it is.

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