‘Putin’s win an insult to civil society’

Russia polls won by Putin were an "insult to civil society" due to mass violations, an activist group said.

Last Updated: Mar 07, 2012, 18:30 PM IST

Moscow: Russia`s presidential polls won by Vladimir Putin were an "insult to civil society" due to mass violations, an activist group fronted by celebrities said
Wednesday, refusing to recognise the results.

"Due to widespread violations, we consider it impossible to recognise the results of the presidential elections," the League of Voters said in a statement after Putin`s crushing victory in Sunday`s polls.

The League of Voters is an umbrella organisation of
activist groups set up in the run-up to the March 4 elections
and fronted by anti-Kremlin celebrities like the rock singer
Yuri Shevchuk and detective novelist Boris Akunin.

"We consider that on March 4 an insult was delivered
to civil society. The institution of the Russian presidency,
the electoral system and the whole state authority were
discredited," the statement said.

Bureau Report