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Crimeans vote overwhelmingly to join Russia
Associated Press, by John Thor-Dahlburg *

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Posted By:mark34, 3/16/2014 9:08:19 PM

The vote was widely condemned by Western leaders, who planned to move swiftly to punish Russia with economic sanctions. As the votes were counted, a jubilant crowd gathered around a statue of Vladimir Lenin in the center of Simferopol to celebrate with song and dance. Many held Russian flags, and some unfurled a handwritten banner reading "We´re Russian and proud of it." Fireworks exploded in the skies above. "We want to go back home, and today we are going back home," said Viktoria Chernyshova, a 38-year-old businesswoman. "We needed to save ourselves from those unprincipled clowns who have taken power

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Reply 1 - Posted by: bluefindad, 3/16/2014 9:17:02 PM     (No. 9771518)

Did the Democrats supervise the election?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Wakeupcall, 3/16/2014 9:31:56 PM     (No. 9771548)

No, Russia did not allow any watchers.

Stalin; It´s the vote counters that matter in an election.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 3/16/2014 10:22:42 PM     (No. 9771597)

No support for Ukraine until they return the land they stole from Poland back to Poland. It´s called karma!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Japanorama, 3/16/2014 10:33:52 PM     (No. 9771612)

Every Russian election is 95%.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Doctor P, 3/16/2014 11:09:42 PM     (No. 9771656)

the liberal dream - one man, one vote ONE TIME to control power

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