Vladimir Putin is The Special One of Russian politics after winning a landslide crushing victory, securing his third term as the President of the Russian Federation with a huge majority over second-placed Gennadi Zyuganov (Communist Party) in a free and fair transparent election which cocks a snook at an insolent and hostile western press.
"We won in an open and honest fight!" "I told you we would win, and we won!"
These were the words with which President Vladimir Putin greeted a massive crowd of doting supporters. The entire country celebrates what makes common sense - the right man in the right place at the right time, ensuring that Russian resources are for Russians, ensuring that Russian interests and culture and traditions are respected by the international community - and not insulted - and making sure the State of the Russian Federation is safe against intrusion by hostile foreign powers and agents provocateurs internally.
Urging all Russians to unite around the interests of Russia, President Vladimir Putin celebrated a resounding victory with over 60 per cent of the vote, way ahead of the main opposition candidate, Gennadi Zyuganov (Communists) with around 18 per cent.
Those who concentrate too much on the "opposition" or on "violations" prove their incompetence to be working in the media. Most Russians want Putin. Putin won. There is no ongoing "opposition" in the western sense of the word - Russians love Russia, Vladimir Purtin loves Russia, he respects Russia's traditions, he respects Russians and Vladimir Putin is Russia's President.
For those who wish to concentrate on opposition and violations: Vladimir Putin ordered video cameras to be installed in 91,000 of Russia's 96,000 polling stations.
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In a weary world of endless US military interventions, sanctions, trade tariffs and chaos, let’s pause and take stock of the shining house on the hill