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Putin Ally Says Russia Must Abandon `False Democracy'

  • Russia needs `national idea' to counter U.S., Bastrykin says
  • Censorship, end to `absolute freedom' also necessary, he says

Russia must “stop playing false democracy” in order to combat a “hybrid war” waged against it by the U.S., the chief of the country’s powerful Investigative Committee said.

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