The Russian Presidential Election Will be Rigged, Too

David PesciDecember 6, 20111min
Prof. Peter Rutland says there's "a snowball's chance in hell" of a fair Russian presidential election in 2012

Discussing the developments in the Russian Parliamentary elections for National Public Radio (NPR), Peter Rutland, Colin and Nancy Campbell Professor in Global Issues and Democratic Thought, Professor of Government, says that Vladimir Putin has the Russian election system so completely controlled that he won’t allow the presidential ballot in March, 2012 to include any challenger with a legitimate chance of beating him.