FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “Russia opposition claims mass fraud after Putin party sweeps vote • FRANCE 24 English” – below is their description.
#Russia’s #opposition accused the authorities of mass voter #fraud after election results Monday showed the ruling United Russia party winning a sweeping majority in parliament. The three-day vote that ended on Sunday followed an unprecedented crackdown on critics of President Vladimir #Putin and came with pre-election polls showing United Russia’s popularity at a historic low.
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