Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 132

Moscow-installed Grozny authorities yesterday claimed a 75 percent turnout in the Russian presidential election runoff held July 2 and 3 in Chechnya. However, Western correspondents at the scene reported that polling stations were almost empty even in towns nominally controlled by Russian troops, and that the electoral commissions were stuffing ballot boxes. In several places, pro-independence pickets outnumbered the voters. (Western and Russian agencies, July 3 and 4)

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