Der Spiegel interview with Surkov (2nd to Putin)
June 23, 2005 5:34 AM Subscribe
"The West Doesn't Have To Love Us"
Der Spielgel conducts a wide ranging interview with Vladislav Surkov
, chief Kremlin strategist and Russia's 2nd most powerful politician behind President Putin. He comments on Chechnya, internal politics and rebellion, Russia's relationship with the west, the disappointment with the failure of progress since the fall of communism in 1991 and his role in establishing the pro-Kremlin Nashi youth organization
, who have recently become very vocal and active in a grassroots nationalist campaign
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