July 12th, 2015

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The late Right Honourable Lady Thatcher: "I did overestimate the rate of likely progress in turning the Soviet Union or Russia into an ordinary country, a stable liberal democracy, which poses no special threat to the West. We can't know whether Russia will ultimately go in the direction of democracy and free enterprise. If it would to embark on the course of restoring the old Soviet Union as a new Russian Empire, that could not happen peacefully, nor could it leave Russian relations with the West unchanged".

1995.