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Russia Election

Russia's 'Potemkin Village' Elections

Jill Dougherty | Posted 11.29.2014 | World
Jill Dougherty

The new, preliminary report on the Sept. 14, 2014, elections in Russia, prepared by the independent Russian electoral rights group Golos, describes in bewildering detail how vote manipulation is carried out. In St. Petersburg, it says, "all known illegal techniques were used" against opposition and even rival pro-government candidates.

Thousands Hold Unauthorized Moscow Rally Against Putin

AP | LYNN BERRY | Posted 02.14.2013 | World

MOSCOW — Thousands of opposition supporters gathered Saturday outside the old KGB headquarters in central Moscow to mark a year of mass protests...

Vladimir Putin Sworn In For Third Term As Russia's President

AP | LYNN BERRY | Posted 07.06.2012 | World

MOSCOW — Vladimir Putin took the oath of office in a brief but regal Kremlin ceremony on Monday, while on the streets outside thousands of helme...

Russia Police Arrest Dozens As Election Fraud Claims Grow

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA and MARIA DANILOVA | Posted 05.05.2012 | World

MOSCOW — An attempt by Vladimir Putin's foes to protest his presidential election victory by occupying a Moscow square ended Monday with riot po...

Observers List How Russian Election Fraud Committed

AP | MARIA DANILOVA | Posted 05.05.2012 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin called his landslide win in the presidential election a victory in an "open and honest battle," but both Russian and in...

Liberal Party Leader Claims Kremlin Bars Him From Challenging Putin

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 03.24.2012 | World

MOSCOW — Election officials have refused so far to allow the leader of Russia's leading liberal party to compete in March's presidential electio...

New Anti-Putin Protests Draw 1,000

AP | By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 02.16.2012 | World

MOSCOW -- About 1,000 demonstrators demanding a rerun of parliamentary elections gathered Saturday in central Moscow for a second weekend of protests ...

Putin's Billionaire Challenger

AP | JIM HEINTZ | Posted 02.11.2012 | World

MOSCOW — After a week of surprising challenges to his authority, Vladimir Putin faces a new one from one of Russia's richest and most glamorous ...

Russia To Investigate Election Fraud Allegations

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 02.10.2012 | World

MOSCOW — Russian President Dmitry Medvedev announced on his Facebook page Sunday that he has ordered a probe into the allegations of electoral f...

Gorbachev Calls For New Vote In Russia

AP | JIM HEINTZ | Posted 02.06.2012 | World

MOSCOW — Popular anger against Vladimir Putin's ruling party and alleged election fraud boiled over into a third straight night of protests Wedn...

Putin: Russia's 2012 Presidential Election Will Be 'Dirty'

Posted 08.30.2011 | World

YEKATERINBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin warned on Thursday that the March 2012 presidential election campaign woul...

President George W. Bush Made Obama Possible

Seth Swirsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Seth Swirsky

Americans could only consider an Obama, because of the remarkable success of President Bush, through his decisive actions, in ratcheting down the fear Americans felt for many years after 9/11.