Today's date:
Winter 1999

How to Help Russia

Lech Walesa is the former President of Poland and the founding leader of the Solidarity movement that brought an end to communism in his country and a Nobel Peace Prize to him. His comments here are adapted from a conversation with NPQ in October.

Warsaw - While the Russian people today have the potential to enjoy freedom, they cannot do so because their economy is in ruins. To have a democracy, a country must have a good bank account. If the checks bounce, democracy's accounts will prove empty.

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