Specifically the United States was to blame for it. Supposedly Vladimir Putin believes that the State Department had something to do with the rallies over the weekend and had words with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's ODIHR. Which
I couldn't see why the rallies might of happened with the way Putin runs the country. I mean with him sending in the police and arresting people on the charges of "unsanctioned" rallies specifically Garry Kasparov and "dozens" others out a crowd of approximately 2000. Kasparov was convicted and sentenced to five days in jail almost immediately. Oh and the rally happened to be a peaceful demonstration with the most vulgar thing in the whole rally being a chant "Russia without Putin". Hmmm? Who Knew? Oh wait did we forget to tell you that Garry Kasparov is one of the Leaders of the liberal Union of Right Forces (SPS) party? Oh yes my friends, ironically enough; this is his opposition that would like to see a Russia without Putin at control?
But I digress, Vladimir Putin blamed the United States saying that we have expressed to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's ODIHR to abandon plans to observe the December 2 poll. Putin also expressed the need for a strong defense sector to "to discourage others from poking their snotty noses in our affairs." Really Putin?? Really? Don't you think the United States might have enough on their hands with Israel and Lebanon, Syria and Iran, North Korea, oh yeah and lets not forget the two wars they are fighting right now in Afghanistan and Iraq? I mean serious don't you think these people could of by any chance come up with this one all on their own because..... you might not be the nicest leader in the world? Or that you rule your people with a strong hand? This is only my theory of course.
Even if we did say it, I believe WE live in a country where there is free speech. Hey, did you want to come over and arrest us on "unsanctioned" thoughts and causing an up rise?
2. Times Online