Russian Elections

News and updates about Russian Elections

'Unprecedented' vote-rigging in Russian elections, Putin's opponents say

Opposition leaders accuse Russian President Vladimir Putin and his regime of massive electoral fraud to maintain their grip on power.

'Unprecedented' vote-rigging in Russian elections, opponents say

Election observers in Russia: Afraid of government retribution

Volunteers for an independent vote-monitoring group in Russia, labeled as a 'foreign agent', voice concern over their futures.

Election observers in Russia: Afraid of government retribution

Russian Law So Ambiguous That Church Runs Afoul

The United Russia Party believes it can choke off the protest movement with punitive laws

New Law Would Demonize Foreign Funded Russian NGOs

Observers Cry Foul But Congratulations Pour In

He may have not needed to stack the deck so blatantly but supporters of Putin took no chances.

Russian Elections Had Only One Possible Outcome: A Putin Victory

Putin Slams Humanitarian Intervention, Soft Power

Vladimir Putin believes that American Foreign Policy poses a threat to global security due to arrogance and double standards.

President To Be Elected Putin Returns To Bashing America

Assassination Attempt Boosts Putin Electorally

Analysis: The assassination attempt against Vladimir Putin is being touted by his supporters as proof of his indispensability.

Alleged Putin Assassination Attempt Aired Week Before Elections

Putin Credits Himself With Reforming The Army

Vladimir Putin has claimed credit for restoring the Russian Army after years of neglect.

After Disintegrating During The 1990s The Russian Army Is Back

Putin Machine Readies For First Ballot Triumph

The Putin camp has made up its mind. A second ballot will feed the protests and therefore things should be wrapped up on the first ballot.

Putin Wants To Win Presidency On The First Ballot

Putin Promises Liberalization And Less Corruption

Defending his economic record, Vladimir Putin claimed that the first years were needed to create the infrastructure for economic takeoffץ

Putin Claims He Cleared Up Soviet and Post Soviet Mess

Putin Distances Himself From Russian Nationalists

As Russian nationalists have increasingly joined the opposition, Putin has set out a position that is eerily reminiscent of the USSR.

Putin Offers Poly-Ethnic State As Alternative To Nation State

Medvedev's Rhetorical Liberalism Goes Only So Far

Dimitry Medvedev appeared to be opening some liberal space between himself and Putin, but urged a Putin victory and rejected US criticism.

Medvedev May Be Shunted Aside but Still Backs Putin

Clinton Admits Meddling in Moscow

Hillary Clinton admitted the US had openly backed protests in Russia; remained silent about US funds influencing the vote.

Clinton Admits Meddling in Moscow

Putin: US to Blame for Election Protests

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has accused the United States of stirring the pot in Moscow over this week's parliamentary vote.

Putin: Hillary Clinton's to Blame for Voter Protests in Russia

Moscow Resembles Kiev and Minsk After Elections

Moscow residents are protesting the illegalities of the vote.

Demonstrators in Moscow Protest Vote Fraud Troops Reinforced

United Russia Stumbles Badly but Intends to Rule

Even the usual vote rigging won't expunge the shock of the exit polls for United Russia

Putin's United Russia Loses Electoral Support; Calls it Mandate

Russian Populace Not Enamored of Leadership

Lucky for the Russian establishment that it controls the electoral process, including the count. It could have been in for trouble.

United Russia, Putin and Medvedev Decline in Popularity

Putin: I'm Your Hardest Working Leader

Despite a predetermined outcome in his favor, Vladimir Putin is running hard to preserve his legitimacy.

Although He Is Sure to Win, Putin Fights Charge of Stagnation

Parties Compete for Seats in the State Duma

Russian Duma elections began today but with a 7% electoral threshold few parties will get in.

And They're Off Duma Campaign Officially Begins