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Rigged Russian Election?

Given how our media have covered Russia’s March 4 presidential election, it is understandable that many Americans believe Vladimir Putin stole the presidency. The reality, however, is somewhat different. From all the reading I have done, it appears that there was some electoral fraud, but that Putin would have won by a significant margin in any event. Aside from being wrong, that disconnect between American perception and Russian reality creates a warrantless risk of a nuclear confrontation. Continue reading

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