About: Russian elections

Global Europe 10-09-2019

Russia’s ruling party loses a third of seats in Moscow election after protests

Russia’s ruling United Russia party, which supports President Vladimir Putin, has lost one third of its seats in the Moscow city assembly, final polling data cited by Russian news agencies showed on Monday (9 September), in an awkward setback for the Kremlin.
Global Europe 21-03-2018

Trump congratulates Putin on election, leaders look to meet soon

President Donald Trump yesterday (20 March) congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on his re-election and said they would likely meet soon as relations between the two countries grow more strained over allegations of Russian meddling in the US electoral system.
Global Europe 21-03-2018

Juncker under fire for ‘nauseating’ Putin letter

EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker came under fire yesterday (20 March) over a "nauseating" letter congratulating Russian President Vladimir Putin on his re-election even as Britain blames Moscow for a deadly toxin attack.
Global Europe 20-03-2018

Putin says will engage with West after record vote win

Vladimir Putin on Monday (19 March) said he would address disputes with the West after an election that saw him return to the Kremlin with a record vote share, as Moscow faces increasing isolation.
Global Europe 19-03-2018

Putin wins another six years at Russia’s helm in landslide victory

Russian President Vladimir Putin won a landslide re-election victory on Sunday (18 March), extending his rule over the world’s largest country for another six years at a time when his ties with the West are on a hostile trajectory.

Russia’s economy: Still dependent on oil

After two years of recession caused by lower oil prices and western sanctions, Russia’s recovery benefits Vladimir Putin who is seeking a new term of office.  However this improvement won’t last long without a structural reform. EURACTIV.fr reports.
Global Europe 12-03-2018

Vladimir Putin: Uncontested ruler of his kingdom

Vladimir Putin’s popularity, 18 years after his accession to power, leaves no doubt about the outcome of the election in Russia taking place on 18 March. His popularity has been built on the systematic erosion of  his opponents' credibility. EURACTIV.fr reports.
Freedom of thought 29-01-2018

Russia’s Navalny detained as protesters point to poll fraud threat

Russian police wrestled opposition leader Alexei Navalny into a patrol wagon on Sunday (28 January) moments after he appeared at a rally to urge voters to boycott what he said would be a rigged presidential election in March.
Global Europe 13-12-2016

Putin foe Navalny announces 2018 Kremlin bid

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Tuesday (13 December) announced he would run for president in 2018 after a court victory allowed the outspoken Kremlin critic to be a candidate.
Elections 19-09-2016

Pro-Putin party wins Russian parliamentary election

Allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin comfortably won a parliamentary election, early results showed today (19 September), but low turnout suggested a softening of enthusiasm for the ruling elite 18 months before the next presidential election.

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