International | Despite misleading signposts, it's clear democracy is far off
by Mindy Belz
Posted 6/08/96, 12:00 am
The signpost points to Leningrad. Behind it, in the public square of Gomel, the tall, bronzed countenance of Lenin ("Onward!" he seems to say) stares sternly ahead, warding off reformers who might tinker with his namesake city. From this busy intersection, St. Petersburg, 500 miles north, remains frozen in Communist nomenclature.