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How Putin used doublethink to manipulate the Russian election

21 March 2024

9:41 PM

21 March 2024

9:41 PM

In many ways, the recent presidential shenanigans in Russia, officially dignified with the word ‘elections’, have become a strange ritual. They’re both utterly predictable in terms of their result and, at the same time a source of anxiety for all concerned. Putin has been in power now for 25 years, and no elections under his rule have corresponded even minimally to internationally recognised standards.

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