Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 32

Russian independence day this year was a “gloomy” one, historian Yuri Afanasyev told Moscow television June 12. The country has lost its drive toward democracy, and has not yet been able to decide to move toward federalism at home and to give up imperial ambitions abroad, Afanasyev said.

Ignatenko Promises Crackdown on Western News Agencies.