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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

A Blogger Could Start Russia's Arab Spring (Russian Election Update)

The new face of the Russian opposition is a young whistle-blowing, shareholder activist, muckraking blogger by the name of Alexei Navalny. At 2:15 p.m. on Monday, he called his huge internet following to a 7 p.m. demonstration at the Chistye Prudy park to protest “the rotten total fabrication of Moscow election results.”  He wondered why some Moscow districts reported 20 percent while identical districts next door reported 70 percent votes for United Russia.

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(PS I find it notable that Gorbachev has called for a new election. Putin cannot deny Gorbachev a bully pulpit.)

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