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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.

„Co chci říci: slovo je úkaz tajemný, mnohoznačný, ambivalentní, zrádný. Může být paprskem světla v říši tmy, jak kdysi nazval Bělinskij Ostrovského Bouři, ale i smrtonosným šípem. A co je nejhorší: může být chvíli tím a chvíli oním, může být dokonce obojím současně!“

Václav Havel:
Slovo o slovu – samizdatová esej, 25. červenec 1989