The Kremlin television network RT praised the supposed fairness of the Russian election after strongman Vladimir Putin won reelection in the rigged contest. RT's claim was that the election was the most transparent in history:
But one observer seems perhaps to undermine the Russian case:
That's right, Alessandra Mussolini--the "Granddaughter of Benito Mussolini, the Italian Fascist." Benito was of course the fascist dictator who aligned with Adolf Hitler in World War II.
As for non-Kremlin backed observers of Russia's election, the consensus has formed that the elections were rigged. Putin faces "charges of fraud from international observers and a defiant opposition that vowed to keep him from serving his full six-year term," the New York Times reported. "[T]he observers said Mr. Putin had faced no real competition and unfairly benefited from lavish government spending on his behalf."