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Russia Elections 2012

Putin Loyalists Likely To Stay In Power

AP | MAX SEDDON | Posted 12.14.2012 | World

KHIMKI, Russia — President Vladimir Putin's loyalists appeared likely Sunday to retain their hold in thousands of local elections that offered s...

Putin Needs a Little Respect

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.05.2012 | World
Daniel Wagner

The western press should stop taking an 'anything but Putin' approach to reporting events in Russia. Not only is it tiresome, it is largely inaccurate.

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...

Putin Wins Election, Opponents Allege Fraud

Reuters | Posted 05.04.2012 | World

By Timothy Heritage and Guy Faulconbridge MOSCOW, March 4 (Reuters) - Vladimir Putin won a resounding victory in Russia's presidential...

Exit Polls: Putin Wins Nearly 60 Percent Of Votes

Reuters | Posted 05.04.2012 | World

MOSCOW, March 4 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Vladimir Putin won a six-year term as Russia's president in an election on Sunday, exit polls showed. ...

Putin Wins Election, Says Russian State TV

AP | LYNN BERRY and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 05.04.2012 | World

MOSCOW — Vladimir Putin scored a decisive victory in Russia's presidential election Sunday to return to the Kremlin and extend his hold on power...

Will Putin Win The Kremlin?

AP | JIM HEINTZ | Posted 05.03.2012 | World

MOSCOW — Vladimir Putin appears all but certain to return to the Kremlin in Sunday's Russian presidential election, but he'll find himself in ch...

Putin Sure Of His Victory

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 05.02.2012 | World

MOSCOW — Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has voiced full confidence that he will win Sunday's presidential election in Russia, bluntly dismissing ...

Is Russia's 'Alpha Dog' Out Of Touch?

Reuters | Posted 05.01.2012 | World

By Timothy Heritage MOSCOW, March 1 (Reuters) - Vladimir Putin is all but certain to return to Russia's presidency with the same swagg...

Putin Warns Opposition, Talks Conspiracy Theory

VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 04.30.2012 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin warned that his opponents could provoke unrest after Sunday's presidential election, even going ...

Gorbachev and the Struggle for Democracy

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 02.25.2012 | World
Jeffrey Sachs

Whether the protesters recognize it or not, their coming achievements will build on the decisive contributions of Russia's greatest living statesmen, Mikhail Gorbachev.

Transforming Russians From Subjects to Citizens

Edward A. Turzanski | Posted 02.22.2012 | World
Edward A. Turzanski

Though it would be difficult to conceive of a Putin loss in the March election, it is a firm certainty that the democratic genie is finally out of the bottle in Russia.

Putin's Party Suffers Setback

AP | LYNN BERRY | Posted 02.03.2012 | World

MOSCOW — Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's party struggled to hang onto its majority in Russia's parliamentary election, results showed Monday, su...

WATCH: Is This The Sexiest Campaign Ad Ever?

Posted 01.10.2012 | World

Voting is so sexy, it might just, well, get you laid. At least that's the message that Vladimir Putin's United Russia party seems to communicate i...

Medvedev: 'Putin Most Authoritative Politician In Country'

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 11.30.2011 | World

MOSCOW — President Dmitry Medvedev defended his decision not to seek a second term in an interview broadcast Friday, saying that the nation like...