This is a translation of an article describing the allegations levied against the opposition candidate for Moscow Mayor, Alexei Navalny, that his campaign is foreign-funded. Navalny has responded to these allegations in English (here) and in Russian (the link is in the article below). – Ed. Alexei Navalny, candidate for mayor of Moscow from RPR […]
Tag: Moscow Mayor Election
Why Does Putin Personally Promote Sobyanin?
Yesterday, the evening news on all the federal TV channels came out with a message about the development of the transport infrastructure of Moscow and the Moscow region. President Vladimir Putin visited the construction site of the Northern Bypass road in Odintsovo, linking Moscow Beltway and Minsk highway. The head of state was accompanied by […]
A Candidate’s Mistake
On the night of 21-22 July a serious discussion burst into flames on Twitter. Like any “world in flames,” it all began with a little step. I re-tweeted the following tweet by Dima Zykov: “Political prisoner Navalny must be supported; candidate Navalny – never.” The reaction to my re-tweet was instant. Immediately, people decided that […]
Golos Equates Mayoral and Presidential Elections
The Golos movement has proposed to acting Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin that video surveillance be provided for the mayoral elections on 8 September. Kommersant learned at the Moscow City Electoral Commission that the Moscow mayor’s office will have to allocate funds. Sobyanin’s campaign headquarters called Golos’ idea “not bad.” – Ed. Golos, the movement in […]