Economic Reforms to Include Pension Age Raise; Cap on Salaries; United Russia Primaries Marred by Fraud, ‘Carousels’

May 23, 2016
United Russia primaries in Kaliningrad, May 22, 2016. Photo by Vitaly Nevar/TASS

LIVE UPDATES: Nine million people voted in United Russia’s primaries, which were marred by ‘carousel’ voting, forced voting, beating of an observer, firing of whistleblowers, and withdrawal of candidates.

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