A founder of the Russian pro-democracy youth movement Oborona, Oleg Kozlovsky, says that so far, only Russia’s oligarchs have been hit hard by the global financial crisis. But in an interview with RFE/RL correspondent Andrew F. Tully while in Washington to receive a human rights award from the advocacy group Human Rights Now, Kozlovsky warns that he expects the global financial crisis to grip his country more deeply than any Western country. He predicts that Russians might lose the sense of economic stability that they’ve enjoyed for the past eight years and, as a result, demand change.
Russian Democratic Activist Says Financial Crisis Could Spark Change
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 24.10.2008