All Posts Tagged With: "2012 presidential elections"

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European Parliament Tells Putin to Cool It

A statement by the European Parliament calls on Putin to cool down his rhetoric against opposition demonstrators, condemns voting irregularities and also issues a call for reform.

Mar 15, 2012 | Continued
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Kasparov: Official March 4 Outcome Doesn’t Matter

Opposition leader Garry Kasparov argues that the March 4 presidential election is Russia’s chance to finally delegitimize the Putin regime – which has already done most of the work itself.

Feb 29, 2012 | Continued
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United Russia: Opposition Just Wants a “Fiasco”

United Russia is accusing opposition parties of “rocking the boat” by complaining about expected electoral fraud in the country’s upcoming presidential election.

Feb 14, 2012 | Continued
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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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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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Turning the Chessboard

Despite Medvedev’s return of the presidential gauntlet to Putin, some of the president’s supporters continue to look for a “liberating tsar” in the president. Opposition leader Garry Kasparov attempts to disavow them of this notion. Exclusive translation by

Oct 9, 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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Putin vs Medvedev: There Can Be Only One

A spoof action movie trailer made by the Communist Party and predicting that Russia’s ruling tandem will bring about the end of days goes viral.

Apr 27, 2011 | Continued
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United Russia: Putin Should be President in 2012

With presidential elections less than a year away, United Russia is announcing its support for Vladimir Putin, who hasn’t yet said if he’s even running yet.

Apr 15, 2011 | Continued
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Medvedev ‘Not Ruling Out’ Running in 2012 Presidential Elections

President Medvedev feeds speculation on his possible participation in Russia’s 2012 presidential elections.

Apr 25, 2010 | Continued