Russian Lawmaker Accuses U.S. of Meddling in Moscow City Election

A senior Russian lawmaker on Thursday accused the United States of meddling in a Moscow city election next month by organizing what he called provocations in the Russian capital, the state-run RIA news agency reported.

Andrei Klimov, the lawmaker who oversees the upper house of parliament’s commission to defend state sovereignty, said that a series of protests in recent weeks in Moscow displayed signs of “foreign interference,” RIA reported.

“We said before that the United States and their supporters would try to use elections to the Moscow city legislature to organize provocations and attempts to influence. Unfortunately, our assumption … has been confirmed,” he was quoted as saying.

(c) The Moscow Times

9 comments

  1. “Unfortunately, our assumption … has been confirmed,”

    In the West, assumptions never proved anyone guilty of anything. Obviously the Kremlin law is different. Russian cannot stomach the thought that the public in Russia, can actually stand up all by themselves. Did the US ban opposition figures from entering elections? Did the US beat the crap out of innocent bystanders? Or maybe someone in Moscow found a box of cookies.

  2. Meddling ? How can we meddle in the sad farce that are Russian ” elections ”
    The Kremlin has hounded, detained, and harassed hundreds of opposition activists and critics.
    the Russian people once again are being robbed of their democratic rights.

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