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Yabloko to Sue Central Electoral Commission

The Yabloko party says they’re filing suit against Russia’s Central Electoral Commission after member Grigory Yavlinsky’s application to run for president was turned down.

Jan 27, 2012 | Continued
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Kasparov: Yabloko Could Gain Duma Seats

Garry Kasparov accused the Yabloko party of being financed by the Kremlin and only pretending to be a real opposition group during a debate on upcoming parliamentary elections over the weekend.

Nov 28, 2011 | Continued
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Gorbachev: A Third Putin Term ‘Discredits Democratic Principles’

Mikhail Gorbachev has denounced Putin’s decision to run for a third term as president, saying that while it does not violate the constitution, it “essentially discredits democratic principles.”

Nov 24, 2011 | Continued
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Putin Begs Oppositionists Not to ‘Rock the Boat’

Putin asks oppositionists not to “rock the boat” as parliamentary elections approach and the leading party’s ratings drop.

Nov 23, 2011 | Continued
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Get Ready for Twelve More Years of President Putin

Putin announces his intent to run for Russian president in March 2012; current legislation would allow him to remain in that post until 2024.

Sep 24, 2011 | Continued
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Threat of Protests May Have Played Role in Prokhorov Resignation

The Kremlin may have been motivated by threats of mass, Orange Revolution-style protests in orchestrating Mikahil Prokhorov’s resignation from the Right Cause party, as Prokhorov himself lashes out at the Kremlin in retaliation.

Sep 21, 2011 | Continued
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Few Russians Can Name Successes by Medvedev

A new poll shows that most Russians cannot name a single success by Dmitri Medvedev in his time as president, but neither do they see any particular failures.

Sep 14, 2011 | Continued
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If You Can’t Vote For Everyone, Vote Against Them All

Russian oppositionists and public figures are calling for citizens to cross out their ballots during upcoming parliamentary elections to protest barriers that effectively ban oppositionists from running for office.

Aug 22, 2011 | Continued
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Nemtsov Arrested Twice in St. Petersburg

Boris Nemtsov has been arrested twice this week for calling on St. Petersburg residents to vote against the local governor in a race that would allow her to become Speaker of the Federation Council.

Aug 16, 2011 | Continued
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Confidence in Putin & Medvedev Drops to All-Time Low

A new survey out by the Public Opinion Foundation shows that Russians’ confidence in Putin and Medvedev is at its lowest ever.

Jul 28, 2011 | Continued