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VADIM BELOTSERKOVSKY is a writer and journalist. He was born in Moscow, graduated from MGU, was a dissident against the Soviet regime, and, since perestroika, has stood in opposition to the Yeltsin-Putin regime. He now lives in the United States and maintains a website at belotserkovsky.ru. This article appeared in a slightly different form on vestnikcivitas.ru on June 21, 2011.