A member of the pro-Kremlin youth movement Stal (Steel) wearing a Darth Vader mask participates in a rally in downtown Moscow, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011. Later in the day a group of people (from 1,500 to 5,000, according to different reports) gathered in Triumfalnaya Square to protest the results of the election. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that he's satisfied with the performance of his party in Russia's parliamentary election, even though United Russia lost a significant number of seats. He added that a drop in support is "inevitable" for any ruling party. The statement came as U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton criticized once more the outcome of the election. Source: AP
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