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PONARS Eurasia 10 Sep 2019
(VOX) Russians across the country voted this weekend, but everyone was watching city council elections in Moscow. That’s because this summer, tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters took to Moscow’s streets, demanding that the city council election be free and fair after election officials barred opposition candidates in July from running for the 45 seats open on the...
PONARS Eurasia 10 Sep 2019
(VOA) MOSCOW - Russian voters handed setbacks to Kremlin-affiliated candidates in Moscow and other local elections nationwide — losses that came despite a near total ban on opposition candidates that sparked a summer of street protests and mass arrests in the capital.   With most of the vote counted, returns showed pro-Kremlin candidates lost over a third of seats in the race for...
PONARS Eurasia 09 Sep 2019
(Bloomberg) What was supposed to be a sleepy round of off-cycle regional elections on Sunday has turned into a referendum on President Vladimir Putin and his ruling United Russia party. Initial results in a few races for governor appeared to show good news for the Kremlin even as its candidates faced unusual opposition in several regions across the country amid stagnant incomes and...
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Samuel Greene 09 Sep 2019
(Moscow-on-Thames blog) By most accounts, United Russia is finished. I suppose that’s not surprising, given that it was never really expected to last even this long. Cobbled together in 2001 through the merger of the Unity and Fatherland All Russia Parties — which themselves had been cobbled together by various Kremlin factions only a few years earlier — United Russia won its...
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PONARS Eurasia 06 Sep 2019
Point & Counterpoint is a non-ideological, online forum for all who want to know more about Russia and the region. It gives the floor to experts to share their insights into the most important political, social, economic, and cultural developments. This includes in-depth analyses, interviews, research-based debates, surveys, multimedia, and more! [[{"fid":"...
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PONARS Eurasia 06 Sep 2019
(The Economist) Egor zhukov, a student in Moscow, published a video blog on August 1st in which he described how the siloviki (members of Russia’s security services) had seized power in Russia, using protests over local elections in Moscow as an excuse. “Russia will inevitably be free,” he said, “but we may not live to see it if we let fear win, because when fear wins, silence...
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