Putin's election "landslide" is a new totalitarian milestone

In this video I discuss the results from the presidential election in Russia. The interesting thing was not that Putin won – of course he would – but the numbers they announced. Putin took 87 percent of the votes, and all the other candidates got around four percent each. It was quite a departure from the usual process where they attempt to make the election look real by allowing the opposition to get some votes too. The message is that there is no longer room for any type of dissent or opposition. From now on, Putin demands unanimous support.