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Russia: Muslims For Putin

Window on Eurasia writes on the voting patterns of Russia's Muslims: “Muslims voted for United Russia and thus endorsed Putin, according to Abdulla Rinat Mukhametov, the head of’s research department, in order to demonstrate that they are ‘for a strong, united and socially oriented state’ and thus put to rest all charges that Muslims are linked to ‘separatism, extremism, and the like’.”

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