hehe, thought this deserved a notice.
Mr Gorbachev told the founding congress of the Union of Social-Democrats that its mission was to fight against "negative tendencies" and corruption.
A statement said that "the potential for free democratic choice and political competition is being limited... This is why social-democrats are uniting to fight for the values of freedom and fairness."
this is right up my alley really. its really fascinating to see an old man from the Soviet days come back and say "the system is being limited, we need more freedom". really says something about how far Putin's Russia has moved in the direction of a new dictatorship. hopefully this is one of the first signs that Russia is still within reach of redemption. lets just hope that Putin doesnt make sure that this movement goes to an early grave.