Tuesday, November 20, 2007
A letter to the managing director of a Siberian coal mining company, from the local office of United Russia. It reads:
I consider your refusal to provide financial assistance to the regional branch of the United Russia party for the campaign of the upcoming parliamentary elections as a refusal of support for President Putin and his formative course.
I consider it my duty to notify the Presidential Administration and the Governor of Kemerovo oblast about this.
From the Secretary of the Political Council of the local UR branch.
Are you scared yet?
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Unfortunately this type of thing seems par for the course insofar as Russian elections are concerned. Did you see where a Russian opposition party candidate was recently shot?
I guess these kinds of things are what Putin means when he says democracy in Russia won't mimic democracy in the West. That's Putin democracy.
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