Eurasian Observatory for Democracy and Elections

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Eurasian Observatory for Democracy and Elections (EODE) is an international far-right, non-governmental organization that monitors elections,[1][2] with offices in Moscow, Paris, Brussels, Sochi and Chișinău.[3] It is led by the Belgian far-right activist Luc Michel,[4] and also Jean-Pierre Vandersmissen. According to its website, it specializes in the "self-proclaimed republics" (Abkhazia, Transdnistria, Nagorno-Karabakh).[5][1]

EODE sent a referendum observation team to Crimea for the 2014 Crimean referendum, and their team reported the referendum to have been conducted in a legitimate manner.[3][6]

According to Oliver Bullough, EODE stated on its website that "it shares the values of "the current Russian leadership and V.V. Putin.""[7]

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  1. ^ a b Orenstein, Mitchell (March 2014). "Putin's Western Allies. Why Europe's Far Right Is on the Kremlin's Side". Foreign Affairs. 
  2. ^ Luc MICHEL (2013-02-10). "EODE: A non-aligned NGO!". Eurasian Observatory for Democracy & Elections. Retrieved 2014-03-21. 
  3. ^ a b Sandra Štefaniková (2014-03-19). "Politici jeli na Krym s extremisty. Bylo to narychlo, říkají". Aktuálně.cz. Retrieved 2014-03-20. 
  4. ^ jek, kat (2014-03-19). "Cestu Šarapatky na Krym platila organizace ultrapravicového aktivisty". Czech Television. Retrieved 2014-03-20. 
  5. ^ Luc MICHEL (2014-03-19). "EODE Press Office / SABOTAGE AND RESTRICTIONS: THE REFERENDUM ON SELF-DETERMINATION OF THE REPUBLIC OF CRIMEA UPSETS!". Eurasian Observatory for Democracy & Elections. Archived from the original on 2014-03-22. Retrieved 2014-04-20. 
  6. ^ spa (Šárka Pálková) (2014-03-20). "Berkovcova mise na Krym. Tají organizátora i financování". Lidovky.cz. Retrieved 2014-03-22. 
  7. ^ Bullough, Oliver (March 2014). "The Crimean Referendum to Join Russia Was an Unconstitutional Sham". New Republic.