Tag: United Russia

Election Day: Bomb Scare in Moscow; Numerous Reports of ‘Carousels’ and Busing of Workers to Vote; Tampering

September 18, 2016

LIVE UPDATES: Today Russians go to the polls to elect members of the national parliament, local legislatures and governors. Monitors report massive violations across Russia, notably use of the notorious ‘carousel’ system of multiple voting, ballot-purchasing, intimidation of monitors and ballot-box tampering. Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day […]

Russian Elections Round-Up: Parnas List Accepted; Party of Pensioners Forced to Remove Candidates

July 15, 2016

While opposition party Parnas has registered its candidates for the September parliamentary elections, persecution of members, lack of access to state media as well as infighting diminish its chances of getting any seats.

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

May 23, 2016

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. Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies. The previous […]

Russia Update: Chechen Suspect in Nemtsov Murder Case May Be Tried in Military Court

June 15, 2015

Zaur Dadayev, the main suspect in the murder of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, was determined to have been serving in the armed forces at the time of the murder, which means he could be tried in a closed military court. Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in […]

Putin’s Party Suffers Big Loss in Small Kaliningrad City

May 27, 2015

Staunton, May 26 – Vladimir Putin’s party of power, United Russia, failed to win a single seat in elections to the 15-member city council of Baltiysk in Kaliningrad, an indication of just how soft support for his party and possibly for him is — and of what steps Russian opposition groups may be able to […]

Moscow’s Relations With West Will Recover If Russia Remains Capitalist

December 17, 2014

Staunton, December 16 – Mikhail Budaragin, the editor of the pro-Kremlin United Russia Party’s official website, says that Moscow’s relations with the West “will not last forever” and that Moscow can look forward to a return to normal as long as it remains committed to capitalism and does shift to another “economic model.” Budaragin’s comment […]