#Russiaelections: Aleksandr, a 48-year-old production manager, said it was key for protesters to continue coming out onto the streets to make their voices heard.
“Everyone who wants to live in a normal Russia and everyone who wants changes for the better have to be with the people who are organizing these protests now,” he said.
@Balmforthtom reports: It doesn’t get much more blatant than a group of men and women stuffing a ballot box live on camera.
But that is exactly what happened in Russia’s North Caucasus republic of Daghestan thanks to web cameras positioned in polling stations across the country that were streamed online during presidential elections on March 4.
“[Putin’s] victory is convincing. One can debate specific percentages, but I have no doubt whatsoever that Vladimir Putin won the first round and that the majority of Russian citizens voted for him.”
@PowerVertical’s Brian Whitmore spoke to veteran Russia-watcher Edward Lucas: ”I think it is going to be messy. The opposition is too weak to win. I don’t think [the authorities] have the capabilities to do a real crackdown…[READ MORE]
Russian presidential candidate Mikhail Prokhorov speaking today (March 4) at a news conference in Moscow.