Tag: Moscow Mayoral Election

“Thank God, Nikolai Vladimirovich Hasn’t Brought his Angle Grinder”

August 15, 2013

The debate on channel “Moscow 24” was interrupted from the outset by Alexei Navalny (RPR-PARNAS), who, when asked about the paid parking issue told the audience about searches at his supporters’ apartment that was stormed yesterday by the law enforcement officials in the presence of Nikolai Levichev, a leader of Just Russia and one of […]

The First Round of Debate Without Sergei Sobyanin

August 14, 2013

The first round election debate between the candidates for mayor of Moscow was aired on “Moscow 24” channel. The debate was stormy at times, but the candidates kept playing their usual roles. Alexei Navalny (RPR-PARNAS) spoke about corruption and migration, and Sergei Mitrokhin (“Yabloko”) promised to liberate Moscow of a team of “newcomers,” i.e. out-of-town officials […]

“The Word ‘Yid’ Is In the Dictionary”

August 13, 2013

Moscow mayoral candidate Nikolai Levichev is breaking through the information blockade with the help of advice to kitchen gardeners and non-politically-correct word puzzles. We apologize for the language, but it seems that this is currently part of Russian political dialogue. – Ed. The words “yid” and “nigger” have been found in word puzzles in the […]

Mitrokhin: “If I Become Mayor, I Will Disband the Moscow City Duma”

June 18, 2013

Because he was unable to rid himself of his foreign assets in time, Mikhail Prokhorov, leader of the Civic Platform party has declined to take part in the mayoral elections in Moscow this year. As a result, the main candidate from the opposition is now Sergei Mitrokhin, chairman of the Yabloko party, who told Izvestia […]

United Russia Attacks Prokhorov

June 12, 2013

[This article analyses United Russia’s political manoeuvres in relation to the Moscow mayoral race, scheduled for September 8, 2013 following the early resignation of Mayor Sergei Sobyanin—Ed.]  United Russia Duma Deputy Irina Yarovaya has said that Prokhorov cannot run for Moscow Mayor’s office, even if he transfers his foreign assets to a trust. In her […]