RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Monday, December 7th, Russia hailed Venezuela's legislative assembly elections as "transparent," after President Nicolás Maduro won total control of the country in polls boycotted by the opposition and widely criticized by other international powers.
"The electoral process in Venezuela was organized in a more responsible and transparent manner than in some countries which usually present themselves as an 'example of democracy'," Russia's Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
The statement added that "no serious violations" had been recorded during the Sunday vote, the results of which have been rejected by Brazil, the . . .