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Old 12-04-2011, 05:42 PM   #1
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Arrow Putinís party getting less than 50 percent in Russiaís parliamentary vote in major setback

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Old 12-05-2011, 05:02 PM   #2
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Protesters accuse Putin's party of rigging vote
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Old 12-06-2011, 03:47 PM   #3
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Moscow Moves to Quell Second Day of Anti-Putin Protests
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Old 12-06-2011, 03:50 PM   #4
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Sounds like the Russians are getting the government they deserve. I know that sounds harsh, but so are we.
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Old 12-06-2011, 03:53 PM   #5
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Yep. The Russians were happy to put up with Putin's dictatorial ways. Now the repercussions are starting to sink in, and people are realizing what it means to live under a cleptocracy.
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It'll be interesting to see if the protesters keep some momentum going. They've already announced plans for a major protest on Saturday.

"Protests over Russian Elections Spread to More Cities"

"...Protests against Sundayís Duma elections are spreading across Russia.

On Tuesday, the interior ministry flooded downtown Moscow with dozens of prison trucks and as many as 50,000 police and troops.

...Police arrested 200 more in St. Petersburg and dozens more in other cities. Dozhd, a private internet TV channel reported that protests took place in 50 Russian cities."
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"Gorbachev Calls For New Russian Election "

"Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has called for Russia's parliament election to be annulled and a new vote held. He said the results do not reflect the will of the people, and authorities must admit to fabrications and rigging.".
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Grappling With Vote Protests, Putin Seeks to Blame Clinton

LOL! Putin says the protests are Hillary's fault.
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http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/09/wo...-protests.html

Grappling With Vote Protests, Putin Seeks to Blame Clinton

LOL! Putin says the protests are Hillary's fault.
Sounds like a Hillary promotion for the US voters to me.
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Russia OKs rare protest that organizers say will draw 30K
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