Putin’s party gives free gifts of bottles vodka to lure voters

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Date: October 31st, 2007

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MOSCOW – Russia‘s ruling party is trying to lure voters in upcoming elections with free bottles of vodka and other gifts, campaigners from two non-governmental groups said in Moscow on Wednesday.
Yelena Panfilova, Russia director for Transparency International, an anti-corruption group based in Berlin, said at a news conference in Moscow that United Russia was giving “hidden bribes.”
These gifts included sponsored vodka bottles, rucksacks, gloves and even jar lids carrying the United Russia symbol for the many Russians preparing jams for the winter season, Panfilova said. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoDiscovery Channel Store
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