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Russia Elections

Why Russia's Military Escalation in Ukraine is Domestically Driven

Samuel Ramani | Posted 10.25.2016 | World
Samuel Ramani

On August 11, 2016, the Russian military held naval war games on the Black Sea, and placed its troops in Crimea on "combat alert." Russia's military e...

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.

Picturing Putin's Russia

Mark D. Steinberg | Posted 05.29.2012 | World
Mark D. Steinberg

Laughing mockery of power may let off steam. But it may also be a sign of something consequential: that many Russians, audacious and without fear, feel that Putinism has become an embarrassment and a hindrance.

Russian Opposition Leader Alexey Navalny: "Putin Won't Last for Another Six Years'

Elisabeth Braw | Posted 07.18.2012 | World
Elisabeth Braw

The task Alexey Navalny has set himself, exposing corruption in Russia, seems too big for one person. But Russians are sick of corruption -- and this could topple Putin, Navalny says.

At Chechnya Polling Station, Votes For Putin Exceed The Rolls

New York Times | Andrew E. Kramer | Posted 05.06.2012 | World

GROZNY, Russia -- While there were charges of fraud in Russia's presidential election Sunday, officials throughout most of the country appeared to be ...

Putin Calls In The Riot Police

Reuters | Posted 05.06.2012 | World

By Timothy Heritage MOSCOW, March 6 (Reuters) - Russian opposition leaders accused Vladimir Putin of changing tactics to crack down on...

WATCH: Ballot Box Stuffing Purportedly Caught On Camera

Posted 03.06.2012 | World

Despite Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's claim to have won the Russian presidency in an "open and honest battle" last weekend, international watchdogs ...

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.

Putin Wins Amid Voting Fraud Allegations

Reuters | Posted 05.04.2012 | World

By Thomas Grove MOSCOW, March 4 (Reuters) - A few days before Russia's presidential election, Sergei Smirnov received a phone call fro...

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 Up WIth 6 More Years?

Reuters | Posted 05.04.2012 | World

By Alissa de Carbonnel and Alexei Anishchuk GROZNY, Russia, March 4 (Reuters) - Vladimir Putin sought a convincing victory in Russia's...

The Revolution That Wasn't

The European Magazine | Posted 05.01.2012 | World
The European Magazine

Of course one has to be careful about taking their statements at face value, but a bit of research backs up their pessimism: There will be no Russian Spring. But why not?

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...

May This Creepy Doctor Suggest Putin For Your First Time

Posted 02.29.2012 | World

You may not put much weight on what a fortune-teller says about love. But when it's a doctor telling you to give your virginity to Vladimir Putin, tha...

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 ...

Let Putin Take Your Virginity!

Posted 02.27.2012 | World

Should the first time be for love? But of course, says a new video released by supporters of Vladimir Putin. A suggestive ad rallying support for P...


Posted 02.21.2012 | World

Will Putin remain in power in Russia? Is French president Nicolas Sarkozy headed for a second term? Who will call the White House home next January? ...

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.

How Did Putin's Party Win 99 Percent In Chechnya?

Reuters | Posted 02.20.2012 | World

By Thomas Grove GROZNY, Russia, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Dagmein Khaseinova beams with pride recalling the day her Chechen village, devastated...

Feminists Strip Down To Protest Russian Elections

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 12.12.2011 | World

Russians aren't the only people protesting the allegedly rigged parliamentarian elections held earlier this month. Turns out FEMEN, a Ukrainian fem...

Striking! The Best Photos Of The Day

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 12.09.2011 | World

From the tragic shootings at Virgina Tech to rodeo riders getting bucked from broncos, thousands of stories have unfolded around the world in the last...

WATCH: Biker Putin? Russian Prime Minister Rides Harley

Posted 10.30.2011 | World

Though he has yet to officially respond to increasing speculation over his possible presidential run, Vladimir Putin showed a gang of bikers who's in ...

Is Medvedev or Putin Better for Russia?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.31.2011 | World
Daniel Wagner

It is a widely held view that the outcome of the election has already been decided between the two men -- raising additional questions about the legitimacy of the 'democratic' process involved.

Siberian Elections Show Russia Becoming A One-Party State

The New York Times | Clifford J. Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NOVOSIBIRSK, Russia -- On the eve of regional elections, an opposition candidate named Olga V. Safronova arrived at a school for a campaign finale. Sh...