Russian elections displease the West
From the International Report delivered to the CPGB-ML’s central committee on 4 March.
Russia is holding presidential elections today, which Putin can confidently expect to win, notwithstanding the western imperialist financed attempts to rally a ‘democratic’ (ie, western poodle) opposition.
Naturally, the results will be declared to be fraudulent, with various western imperialist agents no doubt engaged in creating the ‘evidence’ to ‘prove’ this allegation as we speak! It would seem that Putin is standing firmly against the Russian bourgeoisie accepting to be vassals to the West, and it has just been announced that he will be increasing Russia’s defence budget from 3 percent of GDP to between 5-6 percent over the next 10 years.