Avigdor Lieberman Rises to Putin's Defense (of Course)

By Jeffrey Goldberg

How low can Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman go?
Low:

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman met with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Wednesday, and said that he believes the recent elections in Russia were fair and democratic, the Russian news agency Itar-Tass reported.

According to the report, Lieberman said that he shares the view of the Israeli observers who oversaw the election in Russia, who said they were fair and democratic.

The elections, which were recently described by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as neither free nor fair, resulted with Putin's United Russia party winning less than 50 percent of Sunday's vote - a steep fall from its earlier two-thirds majority.


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