Foreign Press Review (12.09-18.09)

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On Sunday Russia held parliamentary elections and the foreign media payed a lot of attention to the campaign, especially to opposition parties and candidates. Unsurprisingly, plenty of outlets tried to tarnish the elections claiming their unfairness and unfreedom several days before the vote itself. Nevertheless, it is necessary to give proper respect to those which anyhow were able to understand that the Kremlin is the first among those interested in a fully legitimate State Duma since it remembers anti-government mass protests in 2011.