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When it comes to election fraud, videos show Russia just can’t seem to help itself

 
The run-up to Russia’s presidential ballot was dominated by a variety of themes, chief among them transparency. Yet despite the government’s “best” efforts to improve voting conditions, a deluge of online clips appear to confirm widespread fears of election irregularities. Watch the videos…
 
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Protesters tongue-tied when asked why they support Putin

 
Footage of a rally for Russian Prime Minister Valdimir Putin has tantalised the country’s online community, becoming its latest Internet hit. The video shows small pockets of Putin supporters as they mill around the demonstration, but when asked what they’re doing there or why they are waving a specific sign, the protesters appear rather blasé or even at a loss as to how to answer the question. Watch the video…
 
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Putin on trial for terrorism?!

 
This video, which at first glance looks like a serious television report, shows the arrest of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on charges of corruption and of plotting terrorist attacks against his own people. While obviously a fake, the video is very well produced and has already been watched more than four million times on YouTube. Watch video...
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Cash handouts to support Putin caught on video


A Russian protester has posted a video that he claims shows demonstrators receiving cash handouts in exchange for participating in this weekend’s rally in support of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. The video echoes allegations that many of those who turned out for the pro-Putin event were actually coerced into doing so. Read more…
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Pro-Putin youth set up camp in Moscow ahead of opposition protests

 
As Russian authorities brace for a third day of massive protests on Saturday against alleged vote rigging during the country’s recent parliamentary elections, Moscow residents have noticed a new presence in their city. Around 15,000 members of Vladimir Putin’s Nashi youth movement have set up camp in the capital in a grand show of support for their government, staging their own pro-Kremlin demonstrations to counter this week’s spate of opposition protests. Read more…
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Protests in Russia: ‘I haven’t seen this since the 90s’

 
Russian protesters have called for a third day of mass demonstrations to be held on Saturday, as the anger over widespread allegations of fraud during this weekend’s parliamentary elections refuses to die down. According to our Observers, who participated in protests in the capital Moscow, it is the first time Russia has seen this kind of public outcry in years.  Read more...

Environmentalists crash ‘Putin’s seaside palace’

 
Seven months ago, a Russian businessman came forward with what he said was evidence that Russia’s Prime Minister Vladamir Putin was, at great expense, building himself a luxurious palace off the shores of the Black Sea, a charge the Russian leader has denied. A group of Russian environmentalists have decided to take a look for themselves  Read more...
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