USSR2 File: Kommersant reports within 24 hours of massive United Russia victory in State Duma: Putin plans to restore KGB by 2018 presidential election, roll Federal Security Service, Foreign Intelligence Service, Border Service, Investigative Committee into resurrected Ministry of State Security (MGB); notwithstanding post-Soviet low in voter turnout, potemkin party of power’s seat total in parliament’s lower house jumps more than 100, Communists lose 50 seats, Just Russia, Liberal Democrats suffer huge losses in representation; United Russia “wins” all constituency seats in occupied Crimea, while allegations of “carousel voting,” official ballot stuffing materialize in Rostov, N. Caucasus, Siberia, although not apparently as egregious as 2011 election; US State Dept. refuses to recognize results of Russian election among Crimean voters: “The peninsula remains an integral part of Ukraine. Crimea-related sanctions against Russia will remain until Russia returns control of Crimea to Ukraine”; Prague lines up with EU, USA on sanctions, dismissal of Crimean vote, even as ex-communist Czech Pres. Zeman shills for Moscow: “Crimea cannot be given back to Ukraine”

Viva Golitsyn!

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Flashback: 2011-2013 Anti-Putin Protests in Russia (source)


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