Tag: local elections in Russia

Russia Update: Volkov Calls ‘Politicized’ Prosecutor’s Attempt to Charge Him With ‘Media Obstruction’

October 13, 2015

Leonid Volkov, an opposition activist who organized independent monitoring of local elections and protested government harassment of alternative candidates is now facing a trumped-up case of “obstructing the media” for refusing to give an interview to pro-Kremlin TV channel LifeNews. Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in […]

Across Russia, Political Battles between Governors and Mayors Intensify

June 7, 2015

Staunton, June 3 – On June 3, the unpopular appointed governor of Karelia orchestrated a vote by the Petrozavodsk city council against that city’s popular elected mayor, the latest development in what is an ever-intensifying struggle between governors and mayors in Russia’s regions and republics over just how “power verticals” at the regional level are […]