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Websites publicising doubts about the fairness of the Russian parliamentary election last weekend have become the victim of denial of service attacks. Popular Russian radio station Moscow Echo and election-monitoring group Golos, the website of opposition weekly New Times as well as several other sites were left inaccessible …

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  1. JimC

    How Times change...

    I was mulling over this the other night. It doesn't seem that long ago to me that Russian elections were won with 90%plus majorities... Things may not be perfect but the world sure has changed.

    1. Twits R 4 Twats
      Stop

      How times change?

      ... actually, not that much has changed!

      Everything LOOKS democratic and "free" now, but the same power hungry mobsters are still ruling with the same set of dirty methods of oppression (just read the article once more, this time between the lines!).

      They had to become a bit smarter and more subtle for the sake of foreign bucks, that's all.

  2. Titus Technophobe

    Anon .....

    and 4chan up to their old tricks again?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Not likely, going on past performance it is more likely to be members of Nashi up to their old tricks.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I don't know enough about the situation to say definitively whether or not there were widespread attacks against either side but these do seem like the kind of websites that would receive significantly higher traffic than normal on election day.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Livejournal WAS (actually, still is) target of a DDOS, not for the first time this year. They only managed to stay online this time with minimal hiccups because they've gotten some experience on dealing with the attacks recently.

  4. John Savard Silver badge

    Back to Some of Their Old Tricks

    Russia may not be the same totalitarian state as the former Soviet Union, but it committed a war of aggression against Georgia under Medvedev and Putin. It will be difficult even for a democratic Russian government to hand Medvedev and Putin over to Georgian authorities to be tried for the crime of aggressive war the way Tojo was - but that's what will be needed to convince the world Russia is serious about being a responsible member of the community of democratic nations.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    WTF?

    And this is a surprise to anyone?

    With Comrade Putin, the former head of the KGB, running the country...and YES...HE is still running the show...is this any surprise?

    Not to moi.

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