Dima Medvedev, Shameless Liar
Once again, Russian “president” Dima Medvedev has been proved to be a shameless liar. The Moscow Times reports:
Russians voted last weekend in the first major elections since disputed polls in October triggered calls from President Dmitry Medvedev for smaller parties to receive better representation in regional legislatures dominated by United Russia. Voters elected eight regional legislatures and 12 municipal legislatures on Sunday. About 84,000 candidates were running for about 40,000 open seats, according to the Central Election Commission. But despite Medvedev’s rhetoric, regional authorities have continued to back the ruling United Russia party and derail the campaigns of other parties ahead of Sunday’s elections, opposition activists and election monitors said.
United Russia swept the results across the board, except in the city of Irkutsk in Siberia, where outraged voters, shocked by the Kremlin’s decision to reopen a vast paper mill that pollutes Russia’s sacred Lake Baikal, rejected Putin’s party of power. But whom did the choose instead? Communists! That’s right, the only alternative allowed by the Putin regime to its own party of power and sham sycophant parties is the very party that destroyed and buried the USSR not so very long ago.
So much for Medvedev’s claims that this year’s elections would be somehow different from those of the past!
The mighty MT quoted Grigory Melkonyants, deputy director of Golos, Russia’s only independent election monitoring organization: “The most important thing for officials is to get the necessary results,” Melkonyants said. “They will only think about what will happen next tomorrow.” It quotedVladislav Morozov, head of the Yabloko opposition party’s branch in the Kaluga region, located 160 kilometers southwest of Moscow, after the banning of his party from any place in the elections by a Russian court: “That reminds me of the times of Brezhnev.”
So-called “president” Medvedev is nothing but a shameless neo-Soviet liar. He never had any intention, much less the power, to change any of the malignant neo-Soviet edicts of the man who really rules Russia, Vladimir Putin. As such, his comments only served to distract and lull the opposition forces into complacency, the better to allow Putin to victimize and destroy them.
If Medvedev had any courage at all, he would make only one response to this travest: He would resign from office, after ordering Vladimir Putin arrested.