"The new Russia will certainly not arrive this 9 May, when Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin celebrates the 70th anniversary of the end of what Russians call the great patriotic war. It may not emerge until 9 May 2025, or even 2045, but we should never abandon hope for that other Russia, and we must keep faith with the Russians who are working for it."

— Timothy Garton Ash, British historian, author and commentator, discusses the prospects of "another Russia" in his recent op-ed for the Guardian. The full text is available here.

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