President Vladimir Putin has made a number of personnel shuffles, removing the governor of Russian-occupied Sevastopol and putting a KGB general in charge of Kaliningrad Region bordering Baltics.
Tag: Russian elections
Parnas Opposition Candidate Fined $23,135; Police Co-Defendant Niknorov Sentenced to 3.9 Years
Parnas opposition party candidate Pivovarov was sentenced to a fine of $23,135, and his co-defendant policeman Niknorov was sentenced to 3 years and 9 months of standard-regimen labor camp.
In Unusual Act of Protest, Entire Village in Middle Volga Refuses to Take Part in Elections
Staunton, September 1 – All the residents of the Mari El village of Maly Shaplak have decided to protest the fact that the Russian postal service has not delivered mail to them or to neighboring villages for more than a year by deciding not to take part in the upcoming elections. The authorities are ignoring […]
Moderate Opposition Parties Losing Out as Russian Politics Polarize, Kynyev Says
Staunton, July 3 – Russian moderate opposition parties are losing support while “the activity of parties advancing more radical positions is growing,” according to Aleksandr Kynyev, a specialist on regional development, reporting on the findings of the first report on the current election cycle prepared by the Committee on Civic Initiatives. In an article in […]
Putin’s Party Suffers Big Loss in Small Kaliningrad City
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 […]