Vote or Lose your job!

On the Eve of Russians Elections…

This from the Guardian:

“Local administration officials have called in thousands of staff on their day off in an attempt to engineer a massive and inflated victory for President Vladimir Putin and his United Russia party. Voters are being pressured to vote for United Russia or risk losing their jobs, their accommodation or bonuses, the Guardian has been told in numerous interviews with byudzhetniki (public sector workers), students and ordinary citizens.”

It is even directly effecting students:

“Students have been told they risk the prospect of failing exams or being removed from courses if they do not vote for United Russia. Alexander, a journalism student at Oryol State University, said: “It’s been made very clear that students who don’t get absentee ballots and vote the right way could lose their place in the dormitory.”

Democracy in Russia is failing. Freedoms in Russia is failing. All of this is President Putin’s fault.

As my posts here have always been very critical of President Putin. I cannot let stuff like this go unnoticed. This is something that Saddam Hussein would do.

My country is great because I can write this about anyone I want. Mr. Putin can you say the same about your country?


Published in: on December 2, 2007 at 7:02 pm  Leave a Comment  
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