Russia's Putin US played role in OSCE vote pullout

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ST PETERSBURG, Russia, Nov 26 (Reuters) President Vladimir Putin said today Russia has information suggesting the United States influenced a decision by OSCE international observers not to monitor the December. 2 parliamentary election.

''According to some information it (the pullout of observers) was done on the recommendation of the US State Department,'' Putin said. ''We will certainly take this into account with our bilateral ties with this state.'' REUTERS PD RK1615

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