Documents on Democracy

Issue Date April 2007
Volume 18
Issue 2
Page Numbers 179-81
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  • Full text of an open letter to Russian president Vladimir Putin, signed by more than a hundred public figures from around the world, in response to the decision to close the Society for Russian-Chechen Friendship.
  • Message delivered by Democratic Republic of the Congo president Joseph Kabila, acknowledging his victory after two rounds of elections in July and October 2006-the country’s first multiparty polls since 1965. (Also see the essay by Herbert F. Weiss in this issue.)