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Ingushetia votes stolen in Russia

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by McManus, Jan 12, 2008.

  1. McManus

    McManus Thinkers friend

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    Linky.. #1

    Linky #2

    Last link is in finnish, but a basically the Washington Post or New York Times of Finland, so a pretty solid news source...

    I wonder why it would seem that Putin is so popular? There was a thread on this a while ago, and I think the debatees were claiming that Putin is very far from, say, Kim Jong-Il... But so far, it does not look too good...
     
  2. LesCanadiens

    LesCanadiens Deity

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    I don't trust the Jamestown Foundation, since they're basically a right wing group who has always tried to make Russia look bad. The Other Russia is not exactly a paragon of objective journalism either.

    I'll wait until I see it on a news site that can be considered reputable and objective.
     
  3. Newbunkle

    Newbunkle Muppet

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    Oopsie... Reminds me of the Simpsons when all the dead folk were found to have voted for Sideshow Bob.
     
  4. Hitti-Litti

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    Well, I can't say it's a surprise, who seriously thought that Putin wouldn't have prevented all possible surprising election results? But yeah, I laughed when I saw that 98.3% voted and 98.7% for Putin's party.
     
  5. zxcvbnm

    zxcvbnm The Nobody

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    Same in Chechnya. 99% support in an area fighting for independence, come on now, nobody believed that.
    Helsingin Sanomat is the largest newspaper in Finland and considered very reliable
     

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