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In an indication thatdemocratic rules of the game are beginning to penetrate into thepost-Soviet mentality, Pravda Ukrainy on May 19 reported the followinganecdote. A young man desperately in love tells his intended that hewants to make a “formal proposal.” “My dear, how naive you are,” shereplies. “First, you need a draft, then you have to include it on theagenda, then you need a roll call vote. And only then can the proposalbe adopted.” And smiling sweetly, she adds. “That is only the firstreading.”Copyright (c) 1995 The Jamestown Foundation

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