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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Russian Foreign Ministry on Its Presidential Election and Syria
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Commenting on Russia's March 18 presidential election, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova (MZ below) explained nearly 400 absentee polling stations were readied abroad – an unprecedented number so Russian nationals in other countries can vote in 356 cities in 90 countries.
MZ: "For the first time in the history of organizing voting abroad, polling stations have been set up at popular tourist destinations, such as Goa (India), Phuket and Pattaya (Thailand), Sousse (Tunisia), and Hurghada (Egypt)."
"We will take visiting polling stations to other holiday destinations, such as Bali (Indonesia), Sharm El Sheikh (Egypt), and Phu Quoc Island (Vietnam)."
"Absentee voting stations have been set up at Bushehr (Iran), Ostrovets (Belarus), Guayaquil (Ecuador), Santa Cruz (Bolivia) an
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