Upcoming Russian State Duma Elections

Upcoming Russian State Duma Elections

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

In stark contrast to US/Western fantasy democracies, Russians get the real thing — its elections  scrupulously open, free and fair. 

They’re worlds apart from notorious rigging in the US, UK, France and other Western countries.

Powerful interests control things — the will of the people shut out.

Notably in the US, money-controlled secrecy and back room deals substitute for a free, fair and open process.

Americans get the best “democracy” money can buy — the system debauched by design.

Voters have no say over how they’re governed or by whom, why voting is a profound waste of time. 

Higher authorities decide things according to what serves their interests and other members of the US privileged class.

Hundreds of thousands of African Americans and Latinos are disenfranchised.

Most often when US elections are held, around half of the electorate opt outs because popular interests are unaddressed.

The process is privatized. Using secret software designed for fraud, corporate-controlled voting machines manipulate totals with electronic ease.

Mail-in ballots are counted or discarded at the discretion of dark forces controlling things.

Time and again, losers are declared winners at the federal, state, and local levels — notably in November 2020.

Brazen fraud defined the process.

Trump won. Biden’s impersonator succeeded him in office by the most debauched federal election in US history.

The results proved once again that totalitarian autocracy, plutocracy and kleptocracy run things in the US — democracy a deceptive figure of speech.

From September 17 – 19, Russians will elect lower house State Duma representatives.

At the same time, voters in nine Russian constituent entities will elect regional governors — 39 regions to elect regional parliaments. 

According to Russia’s Foreign Ministry Special Envoy Gennady Askaldovich last week:

“Russia is ready to admit and ensure safe stay of the international observers.”

They’ll be “provide(d) with all necessary organizational, technical and legal conditions to carry out their tasks.”

“(I)nvitations either have already been sent or will be sent to several hundred international observers.”

“We are interested in (having) all international organizations, parliaments and foreign electoral agencies (that wish) to participate in” monitoring are safe and secure. 

“(I)nternational observers (will be) provided with all necessary organizational, technical and legal conditions to carry out their tasks.” 

“(I)nvitations either have already been sent or will be sent to several hundred international observers.” 

“We are interested in all international organizations, parliaments and foreign electoral agencies (wishing) to participate (are able to carry) out a professional, objective and unbiased observation.”

According to Russia’s Foreign Ministry Deputy spokesman Oleg Gavrilov:

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) decided not to send representatives to observe Russian parliamentary elections for the first time since 1993.

If OCHA is “reluctant to visit Russia (at this time), many other independent monitoring organizations, which have also received our invitation, will gladly” come. 

Because of restricted numbers of foreign visitors at a time when Russia is going all-out to contain flu/covid outbreaks, OSCE’s so-called Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (sic) was allowed to send 60 representatives instead of 500 the organization sought.

The above isn’t good enough for hegemon USA — a nation in which most states prohibit foreign election monitors to prevent reporting on their dirty linen.

Representing the illegitimate Biden regime, interventionist Blinken’s mouthpiece Price falsely accused Russia of imposing restrictions to “prevent the OSCE…from independently observing the Duma elections in September (sic).”

He lied claiming restrictions make “independent observation impossible (sic).”

Nothing prevented the OSCE from sending dozens of election monitors.

Price turned truth on its head claiming that they “cannot be present (sic).”

He lied suggesting that “conditions (in Russia aren’t what the Biden regime considers) conducive to holding free and fair elections (sic).”

That reality applies to US elections time and again.

Whenever Russian Federation elections under Putin’s leadership, they shame the sham US/Western process that’s too debauched to fix.

VISIT MY WEBSITE: stephenlendman.org (Home – Stephen Lendman). Contact at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.

My two Wall Street books are timely reading:

“How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion, and Class War”



“Banker Occupation: Waging Financial War on Humanity”



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