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Elena Panina: “Pompeo’s statements about the reward for electoral meddling accuse Russia in advance”

The award proposed in the United States for information about persons who interfere in elections in the country prescribes Russia guilty of all conflicts, such statements by the American authorities are similar to the ritual “five minutes of hatred” from George Orwell’s famous dystopia “1984”, a member of the State Duma Committee on International Elena Panina.

Earlier, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the Department of State’s Rewards for Justice program offers a reward of up to $ 10 million “for the identification or detection of any person who, acting on the orders or control of foreign governments, interferes with the US elections through certain criminal activities.” …

Panina said the upcoming presidential election will be the most difficult and most controversial in American history.

“It is already clear that the parties will dispute the results, accuse each other of violations and falsifications. From the context of Pompeo’s statement, it is clear that Russia has already been assigned the role of the culprit of all these collisions,” the deputy said to RIA Novosti.

The politician recalled that the case of the so-called “Russian intervention” was initiated by the Democrats in 2017 to question the victory of Donald Trump in the US presidential election. Today, these accusations have been picked up by the Republicans, who compete with political opponents in expressing hostility towards Russia, the deputy stressed.

“The statements of American politicians are reminiscent of the ritual” five minutes of hatred “from Orwell’s novel” 1984 “. It seems that Orwell’s dystopia is becoming more and more a reality in modern America,” said Panina.

Russia has repeatedly denied accusations of attempts to influence democratic processes in different countries, and the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov called them “absolutely unfounded.” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, speaking about the alleged Russian interference in elections in different countries, said that there were no facts to confirm this.

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