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Democracy in Today's Russia, interview with Khodorkovsky (13. 10. 2014)

After a promising period in the ‘90s, when Russia seemed to be working towards a liberal political system, there was a major turn. The process of political regression finds its expression in the person of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the best known prisoner of conscience in the history of modern Russia. Does Russia stand any chance of becoming a democratic country? This exclusive interview with Mikhail Khodorkovsky was conducted by journalist and Václav Havel Library Board of Trustees Chairman Jan Macháček. Event in English was organised in cooperation with the Forum 2000 conference.

„Po pravdě řečeno, nejen Američané a jiní cizinci mne považují za jakéhosi pohádkového prince nebo aspoň hlavní postavu pohádkové story, ale cosi naprosto neuvěřitelného na svém osudu si čas od času uvědomuji i já. A trochu přestávám svůj osud chápat, ba připadám si jako takový menší omyl dějin.“

Václav Havel:
Zápis z 22. dubna 2005, Prosím stručně, 2006