“Only a Trial will do this time” (Bukovsky)

In 2013, a year before the annexation of Crimea and the invasion of eastern Ukraine, Vladimir BUKOVSKY set out the conditions under which Russia could regain the path to genuine liberty and true democracy.

In late 1991 the Soviet Union fell apart but as Bukovsky described in his last major work, Judgement in Moscow (2016), fragments of the old Soviet elite or nomenklatura retained power in almost all of the new “post-Soviet” republics.

The theses drawn up and elaborated in his 2013 article have again become timely.

The end of Putin’s long reign is in sight and all concerned for the future of Russia look ahead with hope and trepidation in their hearts:

Only a Trial will do This Time