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Russia Declares Belarusian Elections "Free and Fair"

Russia has praised Sunday's parliamentary elections in Belarus as being free and fair, despite strong Western criticism of the polls.

In a statement Tuesday, Russia's Foreign Ministry said Moscow is convinced that Belarusians were able to make "a conscious choice" for their candidates. It said Western criticism of the elections was politically motivated.

Source: Voice of America . Read full article. (link)

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