Former actingpremier and Democratic Choice leader Yegor Gaidar told a meeting of his partythat the “capitalist revolution” launched in 1991 had been won, Moscow radioreported May 20. But he said that “the capitalism we have is terrible, criminal andunjust”–although he added that it could not be anything else. One of the bases forthis success is that “the Communist Party has become an inseparable part of theestablishment” and is not interested in a return to a past, where it controlled but didnot own the country’s assets. In other remarks, Gaidar said his group couldcooperate with Chernomyrdin’s bloc.
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