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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 08:53 AM
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Vladimir Putin accuses Hillary Clinton of encouraging Russian protests
Source: Guardian UK

Vladimir Putin accuses Hillary Clinton of encouraging Russian protests
Russian prime minister says US secretary of state gave a 'signal' to Kremlin opponents by criticising elections

Vladimir Putin has reacted to an increasingly vociferous opposition movement in Russia by accusing Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, of fomenting protest inside the country.

He accused Clinton of giving "the signal" to opposition leaders, who are expected to gather tens of thousands of people for a major protest on Saturday. Clinton has repeatedly criticised a parliamentary vote in Russia last weekend that gave Putin's United Russia party nearly 50% of the vote despite widespread reports of fraud.

"Opposition leaders heard the signal and with the support of the US state department began active work," Putin said during a meeting with his All-Russia Popular Front, a new political movement set up to support his candidacy for the presidency in the upcoming election.



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