Russian Democracy: Soviet Style!

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  1. asianobserve

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    Watchdog Complains of Pressure on Russian Voters
    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Published: November 30, 2011 at 7:15 AM ET


    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's independent election watchdog says authorities eager to provide votes for the ruling pro-Kremlin party are increasing pressure on voters four days before the parliamentary election.

    Alexander Kynev, chief of research at Golos, said Wednesday his group is witnessing less pressure on candidates than in the election four years ago but more on voters.

    Golos has set up a website to collect and display complaints of election law violations throughout Russia.

    About a third of the complaints come from voters who say they're being pressured — mostly by bosses at work or professors at universities — to vote for the ruling United Russia party.

    The party is supported by President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin but its ratings have been dwindling.
     
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    Call it canvassing the Russian way! :laugh:
     
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    Just another proof that you cannot teach new tricks to old dogs...:lol:
     

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