Duma Elections

Elections Dagestani Style

Kommersant has published more about the incident involving SPS candidate Nukha Nukhov in Dagestan. Here are some additional details from the story. As a result

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The Vampires of Votes

T-minus five days and counting. Here’s today’s roundup. The Christian Science Monitor, which I heard was once known for its objectivity, has apparently dumped it.

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Waiting for the Clampdown

Responses to the Dissenter’s March continues. The Nation’s Katrina Vanden Huevel calls for a fight to press freedom in Russia. This comes amid news that

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Putin Now, Putin Forever

Yesterday Putin was running late to a press conference with Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi. The reason why his limo zipped from northern Moscow to

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Electoral Specters

There is a specter haunting Russia–the specter of colored revolution. Or so says Vladimir Putin. Clearly having no qualms about beating a dead horse, Putin

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Three Hundred and Fifty

350.  That’s the number of foreign election observers Russia plans on having monitor the Duma elections in December.  350 is about 700 observers less than

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