Russia Intends to Give Election Advice to U.S.

Russia’s top lawmaker said Thursday he is considering sending election advice to the United States following the storming of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump who dispute his loss.

Vyacheslav Volodin, speaker of the lower house of parliament, was among numerous Russian politicians who called the U.S. electoral system “archaic” and pointed to the Jan. 6 riot on Capitol Hill as a sign of America’s decline. 

“When we talk about elections in other countries, it would be right to analyze and summarize the experience and then perhaps send some proposals to our colleagues in the U.S.,” Volodin said.

“We’ll send recommendations,” Volodin said in an interview with state media quoted by the government newspaper Rossiiskaya Gazeta.

A short readout from the interview on the lower-house State Duma’s website quoted him as saying that the U.S. “could learn a thing or two from Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan” and invite international observers. The two post-Soviet Central Asian nations with long track records of rigged elections held their own presidential and parliamentary votes the Sunday following the Capitol siege.

Volodin also advised Washington: “Don’t interfere in the affairs of sovereign states, deal with your problems, and we’ll deal with our own.” 

Russia has accused the U.S. of meddling in its politics following regime changes in neighboring Georgia and Ukraine in the early 2000s. Authorities have, over the past few years, moved to crack down on civil society, think tanks and media that Moscow views as “foreign agents.”

The U.S. accused Russia of interfering in the 2016 vote to get Trump elected, a claim rejected by the Kremlin.

(c) The Moscow Times

5 comments

  • Russian election advice to the US.

    Get a drunken president to pass over the presidency to you, saves time having elections.
    When your term is up, pass it on to a dummy to keep the seat warm for 4 years.
    Resume the presidency again, rigging the election, and make the dummy your PM.
    The opposition are proving to become a nuisance, eliminate them, falsely imprison them, or poison them.
    Finally, declare yourself president for life, immune from any prosecution.

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  • Russia is the world’s first troll state with the world’s first troll ruler, the world’s first troll parliament and the world’s first troll media.

    Liked by 6 people

  • The elections are over, rigged or not. In contrast to the United States, not one election – but all elections were rigged in RuSSia.

    Liked by 4 people

  • That’s really funny.
    That’s like a snake giving you advice on shoes.

    Liked by 3 people

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