It is over twenty years since then head of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev called for dramatic changes in his nation’s economic structure in order to avoid complete collapse of the economy. His famous Perestroika set in motion the beginning of a market economy for the Russian people. Time passed. Putin became president and the old corruption of the past allowed a small group to dominate the economy.
Gorbachev made clear today “the degredation of the state and demoralization of society are becoming a universally accepted diagnosis.” He wants to end government corruption, stimulate young businessmen and get the economy moving forward.
But, then again, there is always Prime Minister Putin or should we really say, President Putin?