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Gorby Calls on Putin to Quit

By on 12.26.11 | 12:45AM

Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev has called upon Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to resign. Gorby has long supported Putin but in light of the controversial parliamentary election earlier this month he now come to regret his blessings.

Because the USSR dissolved under his watch, Gorbachev isn't exactly looked upon fondly in Russia. But as long as Putin doesn't step down, proceeds with his plan to run for President and continues his autocratic ways, it could give Gorbachev an opportunity to not only reestablish his credibility but expose a new generation of Russians to the man who brought about glasnost and perestroika.

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