Q. Do Boris Yeltsin -- and democracy -- have a better chance to succeed in Russia than Mikhail Gorbachev did?
A. Yeltsin is in great difficulty. He doesn't speak much about it. But I can see, as he describes it, that the dark forces are becoming stronger. It is a very dangerous moment.
Q. What are these dark forces?
A. They are even more reactionary than the former communists: the most extreme reactionaries of the communists and the chauvinists. I would put them somewhere approaching fascism.
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