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Russian reformerYegor Gaidar told Moscow radio August 1 that it is important tounderstand that "Russia has entered onto a normal path ofstabilization, and will in the course of time live better thanPortugal, and will catch up with South Africa, and then Spain,and then even more advanced countries." Meanwhile, the leaderof the Human Rights Center in Estonia, Mme. Yakovleva told Russiantelevision that there was nothing for Russians to complain aboutin that country. "You see what is going on in Russia. Estoniasays that it is a state just like France. Please, be so kind asto explain why we always have to compare ourselves with Tajikistan.For us it is more natural to compare ourselves with France,"she added.

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