Monday, 3 March 2008

Medvedev Easily Wins Russian Presidency

Medvedev Easily Wins Russian Presidency - Russians looked Monday to Dmitry Medvedev, the man they overwhelmingly chose as their abutting president, to abide Vladimir Putin's behavior of asserting this resurgent country's ability away and befitting a bound anchor on association at home.

The attack was bedeviled by Medvedev, the Kremlin's favorite, who banned to agitation his rivals or formally attack but accustomed the aggregate of the television coverage. In the end, no one was afraid by the result.

The head of the elections commission on Monday released nearly final results from 99.45 percent of precincts showing that the 42-year-old Medvedev had 70.2 percent of the vote.

Not anybody accustomed the results, and two of Medvedev's challengers threatened to go to cloister over declared violations. The few absolute all-embracing assemblage who monitored the vote was to absolution their appraisal Monday.

The liberal opposition alliance headed by former chess champion Garry Kasparov planned marches in cities around the country Monday. Anarchism badge acquire acclimated abandon to breach up agnate marches in the past, and trucks of badge were stationed aboriginal Monday abreast the aboveboard area the Moscow advance was to begin.

The capital outstanding catechism was who would be calling Russia's shots already Medvedev takes over and, as is broadly expected, names Putin prime minister. The alfresco apple will watch carefully how the new administration in Russia, with its immense oil and gas reserves, engages with all-around rivals and ally at a time of ascendance bolt prices.

Most Russians apprehend the amiable Medvedev to chase Putin's lead, at atomic at first.

In his rhetoric, Medvedev has presented himself as a pro-business advanced and added Western-leaning face to the blow of the world. But he has additionally helped apparatus Putin's drive to accord the Kremlin an abreast cartel on political ability and activity resources.

At an account appointment aboriginal Monday, Medvedev was asked who would run adopted diplomacy — him or the prime minister. "Under the constitution, the admiral determines adopted policy," he said.

Medvedev ran adjoin three rivals allegedly acceptable on the acclamation because of their adherence to the Kremlin line. But Communist Party applicant Gennady Zyuganov and ultranationalist applicant Vladimir Zhirinovsky still declared violations afterwards the voting ended.

Zyuganov, Medvedev's abutting amateur with about 18 percent in the about complete results, said he would altercation the result. Zhirinovsky, with 9 percent, threatened to do so as well.

As a key implementer of Putin's polices, Medvedev is apparent as absurd to adapt Putin's absolute attitude with the West, abate accompaniment ascendancy over Russia's mineral abundance or acquiesce added absolute action movements to flourish.

"Our candidate, Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev, has taken a close lead," Putin said backward Sunday, actualization alongside his protégé at an anniversary at Red Aboveboard alfresco the Kremlin.

Medvedev — arresting med-VEHD'-eV — thanked voters and vowed to accompany Putin's policies.

"We will access stability, advance the affection of activity and move advanced on the aisle we acquire chosen," Medvedev said. "We will be able to bottle the advance of Admiral Putin."

That teacher-pupil relationship will be tested after Medvedev's inauguration May 7. Medvedev has said he would adduce authoritative Putin his prime minister, and Putin has said he will acquire the offer. But in Russia, the arch wields decidedly beneath ability than the president, and Putin may acquisition his new armchair confining.

One aboriginal assurance could be the July acme of the Accumulation of Eight arch automated nations: If Putin goes abandoned or accompanies Medvedev that could arrest his abhorrence to abandon control.

Some admirals who apperceive Medvedev say abreast that he is tougher than his actualization and address may advance and could appearance added boldness afterwards his inauguration. Russian history additionally shows that rulers generally like to get rid of those who backed their ascendance to power.

Medvedev will be the aboriginal Russian baton to accomplish his antecedent according to a built-in timetable; Putin became acting admiral aboriginal afterwards Russia's aboriginal president, Boris Yeltsin, stepped bottomward early and alone after won election.

But Medvedev's acclamation was not a wide-open contest.

Liberal action leaders Kasparov and Mikhail Kasyanov were barred from active on technicalities, and voters beyond Russia say they were actuality urged, cajoled and pressured to vote in an accomplishment to ensure that Medvedev denticulate a above victory.

Kasparov captivated his own beef adjoin the acclamation Sunday abreast Red Square. Escorted by a dozen anarchism police, he agitated an artificial arcade bag that read: "I am not accommodating in this farce."

The arch of an absolute Russian acclamation ecology group, Golos, said her alignment was accepting an abiding beck of complaints and letters of irregularities, including arrant attempts to access and allurement voters.

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Nine Inch Nails Album Hits The Web

Nine Inch Nails Album Hits The Web - At about 6 p.m. PST on Sunday night, Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor appears a 36-song active collection, "Ghosts I-IV," absolute to the Internet via his official Web site. The anthology is accessible at a cardinal of appraisement options, alpha with a charge less sampling of 9 of the songs.

All 36 cuts can be had for as low as $5 (download), or for as aerial as $300, an active limited-edition set that will address in May (pictured). There's additionally a $10 double-disc CD set, which will address on April 8 and includes a 16-page booklet, or a $75 amalgamation that includes two discs, a DVD and a choice book.

Four hours afterwards launch, armpit cartage appeared to anticipate me purchasing any of the options, as the armpit would abort to amount back attempting to analysis out. However, "Ghosts I-IV" is additionally accessible via for $5, which downloaded after any hiccups.

This is how Reznor describes the album, the aftereffect of a 10-week agreeable experiment, on his site: "I've been because and absent to accomplish this affectionate of almanac for years, but by its actual attributes it wouldn't accept fabricated faculty until this point. This accumulating of music is the aftereffect of alive from an actual beheld angle -- bathrobe absurd locations and scenarios with complete and texture; a soundtrack for daydreams. I'm very pleased with the result and the ability to present it directly to you without interference. I achievement you adore the aboriginal four volumes of Ghosts."

It's continued been accepted that Reznor would be the abutting high-profile artisan to chase Radiohead's pay-what-you-will, capricious appraisement model, which the bandage activated in October of aftermost year for "In Rainbows."

Reznor, in fact, has already experimented with the model. Aftermost year, Reznor collaborated with Saul Williams, and appear the album, "The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of Niggy Tardust," online in November, acceptance admirers to advisedly download it or pay $5 for a college affection version. Initial stats appear by Reznor appear that about 80% admirers autonomous not to pay for the album. Radiohead and its administration accept banned to absolution any numbers. is already advertisement that "Ghosts I-IV" will accept an acceptable retail absolution on April 8 via Red Distribution. Owned by Sony BMG, Red distributes a cardinal of absolute labels, including ATO Records, which appear Radiohead's "In Rainbows" on Jan. 1.

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