RUSSIA'96: DON'T FORGET THE BENEFITS

DESPITE WORRIES ABOUT A NEW COLD WAR, THE U.S. SHOULD STAY FOCUSED ON THE GAINS

For 50 years America marshaled the forces of freedom with the hope that someday the Russian people could gain a chance to determine their future by choosing their leaders. Now they are about to vote in the first presidential election in Russia's history as an independent country. Far from fearing the result, we should have confidence that in the long run democracy in Russia can only benefit America and the world.

Whichever candidate wins in June, our task will be the same: to keep America safe, and to consolidate the gains for peace and freedom made possible by the cold war's...

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