Liudmila Alekseeva: "I've understood that if you want to achieve something good, you need to work not for 50 years, but for 100 years. There will be positive change in Russia, I'm optimistic about that"

posted 31 May 2016, 06:09 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 31 May 2016, 06:44 ]
"As bad as the human rights situation might be currently, it's still better than during the Soviet era, when we had no rights at all. We may be lagging behind European states, but there have also been some positive changes. I've understood that if you want to achieve something good, you need to work not for 50 years, but for 100 years. There will be positive change in Russia, I'm optimistic about that."


- Liudmila Alekseeva, chair of Moscow Helsinki Group


Source:
'Human rights activist Lyudmila Alexeyeva: "There will be positive change in Russia",' Deutsche Welle, 30 May 2016 [an interview with Liudmila Alekseeva conducted by Oksana Evdokimova]
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