There isn’t a report to be read in the news today that verifies anything was “clean” about the presidential elections in Russia. Details of the fraud have hit the New York Times already.
Vladimir Putin triumphed in Russia’s presidential election on Sunday and, tears rolling down his cheeks, called his victory a turning point that had prevented the country falling into the hands of enemies.
Putin’s opponents complained of widespread fraud, refused to recognize the results and said they would press ahead on Monday with the biggest protests since he rose to power 12 years ago.
Reports are that many were arrested in a brutal crackdown as fraud charges exploded.