Unlike fantasy US/Western democracies — governments of, by and for everyone equitably de facto banned — Russians get the real thing.
Three-day State Duma elections that concluded on Sunday were the latest example of Russia’s democratic process in action.
Not according to hegemon USA, its key imperial partners and media press agents.
The NYT lying machine invents most anything to bash the Kremlin, falsely claiming:
“Russian(s) are “ang(ry)…fear(ful) (and) fed up (sic),” adding:
“Putin’s rule has reached a new apogee of authoritarianism (sic).”
“Voting in the country is neither free nor fair (sic).”
“Parliament’s role (is) to rubber-stamp the Kremlin’s initiatives while providing a veneer of democratic legitimacy to Mr. Putin’s rule (sic).”
“Over the weekend, videos of ballot stuffing and other apparent instances of fraud circulated widely on social media (sic)” — prepared in advance by US/Western dark forces and local proxies, the Times left unexplained.
On all things Russia and other nations free from US hegemonic control, fake news by the Times and other MSM substitutes for journalism as it should be.
The self-styled newspaper record falsely claimed that “harsh crackdown(s) on dissent by the Kremlin and murmurings of popular discontent (sic)” occurred while State Duma elections were ongoing.
It lied claiming that “well-known opposition figures (were) from banned from running (sic).”
It falsely claimed that three days of voting through Sunday “increased the likelihood of fraud by making the process harder to monitor (sic)” — citing unnamed election observers who don’t exist.
Falsely accusing the “Kremlin (of) roll(ing) back democratic freedoms” was another Big Lie by press agent supporter of wealth, power, mass-extermination of unwanted Americans, and social control tyranny NYT.
It quoted a likely pro-Western plant in Moscow, falsely claiming that State Duma elections were “without any choice (sic) (so authorities) can make up whatever results” they want (sic).
Claiming “some independent election observers were removed from polling stations and detained by the police right before votes were counted” was another bald-faced Big Lie.
So were other nonexistent claims of irregularities.
The above applies to dubious US/Western selections, wrapped in fake veneer of legitimacy that’s nonexistent.
Notably in the US, Britain and France, power brokers control what passes for so-called elections.
Ordinary people have no say over who leads them or holds key legislative or judicial positions.
According to WaPo fake news, “Putin (is) expected to maintain (control) over the (lower house) State Duma…amid (phony) complaints by opposition parties and independent observers of widespread fraud” that didn’t occur so it was invented like earlier.
A fake news WSJ report falsely accused Moscow of “outlaw(ing) some opposition groups and independent media (sic).”
Separately, the Journal falsely accused Putin of using election results to “tighten (his) grip (on the) main levers of power (sic).”
CNN falsely accused the Kremlin of crack(ing) down on dissent (sic).”
According to National Pentagon Radio (NPR) fake news:
“This political season has seen unusual tactics to keep Putin’s opposition from running and off the ballot entirely (sic).”
Examples of Russophobic fake news headlines included:
Reuters: “Russian pro-Putin party wins majority after crackdown; foes cry foul (sic)”
AP News: “Russia votes in parliament election without main opposition (sic)”
ABC News: “Communists, observers report violations in Russian election (sic)”
CNBC on Friday: “Russia’s authoritarianism and political crackdown could get worse after weekend vote, experts say (sic).
Britain’s state-owned and controlled BBC: “(B)efore…ballots were cast, (Russia’s election) didn’t look fair (sic).”
Claiming “(m)any opposition politicians and activists had been barred from the ballot” was a bald-faced Big Lie — what the beeb is infamous for like other Western MSM.
Even imperial tool Amnesty International (AI) parroted talking points of its handlers and funding sources by falsely accusing Russia of “relentless attacks on human rights (sic).”
It lied accusing Moscow of “an escalating crackdown on dissent in the run-up to the elections (by) silenc(ing) (and) jail(ing) several opposition figures (sic).”
Rubbish like the above lost AI credibility long ago, its soul sold for Western benefits achieved.
Russia bashing is longstanding practice by Western dark forces and proxies.
Any pretexts suffice. When none exist they’re invented.