What Russia’s election was really about…….. – NED

National Endowment for Democracy LogoDemocracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED): Russian premier Vladimir Putin today blamed US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for fomenting political unrest following this week’s fraudulent elections. It’s no wonder he’s upset, The Economist notes: Russia’s elections are not intended to produce surprises, just as its streets are not meant to heave with protesters and its political leaders are not supposed to be publicly booed. The country’s ‘managed democracy’, with the media muzzled, only tame opposition candidates allowed and widespread vote-rigging, is designed to hand big victories to Vladimir Putin and his United Russia party.

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