'..Novodvorskaya .. prescription for healing Russia..'

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'Liberty, Property, Rule of Law and .. humanism.'

<blockquote>'Speaking on RFE/RL's Russian Service in September 2013, Novodvorskaya described the Putin government as a "Chekist junta." Her prescription for healing Russia clearly demonstrates how stubbornly out of step she was with the prevailing political moods of her country.

"Russia should first make a Western choice," she said. "And humbly sit down at a school desk and learn from Western democracies. [It has] to remember the era of [former President Boris] Yeltsin -- the happiest in our history -- and write on its banners the words of [Yeltsin's former acting Russian Prime Minister Yegor] Gaidar -- 'Liberty, Property, Rule of Law.' And maybe also add 'humanism.'"

On his Facebook page on July 14, Russian nationalist and Eurasianist ideologue Aleksandr Dugin described Novodvorskaya's oeuvre as "simply a manifesto for [Russia's] fifth and sixth columns." '

- Valeria Novodvorskaya: Russia's 'Don Quixote' Of Democracy, Human Rights, July 15, 2014</blockquote>

<blockquote>'DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Tamara Popova and her fellow orphans are adamant: They don't want to go to Russia. The separatist gunmen running this eastern Ukrainian city aren't asking. They're giving orders.'

- Balint Szlanko, Ukraine orphans become pawns in civil conflict, July 14, 2014</blockquote>


<blockquote>'..Russia suffers from a dire shortage of qualified doctors and modern, well-equipped medical facilities.'