All Posts Tagged With: "Mikhail Kasyanov"

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Kasyanov Candidacy Rejected By Russian Electoral Commission

Russia’s Central Electoral Commission has refused to register Mikhail Kasyanov as a presidential candidate. Kasyanov, an independent contender, has forsworn the rejection as politically-motivated, and has called on supporters to boycott the election.

Jan 28, 2008 | Continued
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Russian Opposition Discusses New Partnership

Russia’s liberal opposition may join together and form a new democratic movement. The new group plans to represent the mutual goals of all participants, and not party principles.

Jan 27, 2008 | Continued
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Last Opposition Candidate Pressured to Step Down in Russia

Russia’s Central Electoral Commission will likely disqualify Mikhail Kasyanov, the last remaining Presidential candidate from the liberal opposition. Aggressive means are being used to investigate Kasyanov’s qualifying signatures, and prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation against the candidate.

Jan 23, 2008 | Continued
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Conference Report

In the days before the Other Russia conference in Moscow on July 7-8, the Russian media was celebrating the collapse of the Other Russia coalition. It was no surprise that the Kremlin organs that dominate the media here were delighted at the prospect of another election season with no opposition and no accountability. Even the […]

Jul 16, 2007 | Continued
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Kasparov on Other Russia Conference and Kasyanov Split

The past political season was, undoubtedly, successful both for the United Civil Front in particular and for The Other Russia as a whole. The “Dissenters’ Marches,” and another activities of the opposition coalition have clearly shown to Russian society and the world that political force independent of the Kremlin is capable of resisting the pernicious […]

Jul 4, 2007 | Continued
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Kasyanov: Presidential Candidate

On June 2, Mikhail Kasyanov’s party, the Russian Popular-Democratic Union, selected him as their candidate for the March 2008 presidential election. Around 500 delegates selected the former Russian Prime Minister at a congress that could give some lessons to the Kremlin on openness and the democratic system. Many Other Russia leaders attended, including Garry Kasparov […]

Jun 4, 2007 | Continued