Siberian Elections Show Russia Becoming A One-Party State

12/11/2010 02:08 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Clifford J. Levy The New York Times

NOVOSIBIRSK, Russia -- On the eve of regional elections, an opposition candidate named Olga V. Safronova arrived at a school for a campaign finale. She planned a rousing speech with a refrain that Russia had been seized by a dictatorial ruling party.

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