A society should never become like a pond with stagnant water, without movement. That's the most important thing.
Democracy is the wholesome and pure air without which a socialist public organization cannot live a full-blooded life.
The soviet people want full-blooded and unconditional democracy.
Ex-Presidents of the United States get state subsidies. Not so in Russia. You get no government support.
What we need is Star Peace and not Star Wars.
Starting reforms in the Soviet Union was only possible from above, only from above. Any attempt to go from below was suppressed, suppressed in a most resolute way.