Russia election

Apple, Google raise new concerns by yanking Russian app

The app in question, called Smart Voting, was a tool for organizing opposition to Russia President Vladimir Putin ahead of elections held over the weekend.

published on : 22nd September 2021

Putin's party set to retain parliament majority after polls

In the lead-up to this weekend's vote, all of Putin's top allies were arrested or had fled the country, with anyone associated with his groups kept from running in the parliamentary and local polls.

published on : 19th September 2021

Apple removed Russia opposition app after arrest threats: Source

The source said Apple employees faced mounting 'bullying tactics and threats to arrest' at the start of a three-day parliamentary election in Russia.

published on : 18th September 2021

Facing Kremlin heat, Apple, Google remove opposition app as voting begins in Russia

Russian authorities are seeking to suppress the use of Smart Voting, a strategy designed by imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

published on : 17th September 2021

Russian feminist Alyona Popova runs for Duma to take on domestic violence

Popova has fought for years to lobby members of the State Duma to adopt legislation to protect women — without success, and thus decided to run herself in the elections.

published on : 15th September 2021

Russian citizens in Kerala cast vote in Parliament election

Alla Muravyeva, a psychologist hailing from Volgograd, said it was the first time that she exercised her franchise at a booth outside Russia.

published on : 13th September 2021

Russian President Putin gifts pensioners cash payments ahead of polls

In a meeting with United Russia officials on Sunday, Putin said that pensioners had been hit hardest by this year's soaring inflation. 

published on : 24th August 2021

Russia presidential election: Vladimir Putin cruises to landslide election win

Putin, who has ruled Russia for almost two decades, won more than 75 percent of the vote according to preliminary results, but the opposition cried foul.

published on : 19th March 2018

President Vladimir Putin appeals to 'love of fatherland' to get Russians to polls

Putin is predicted to win with around 70 percent of the vote despite a lacklustre campaign and his refusal to participate in televised debates. 

published on : 16th March 2018

Russia elections: Against President Vladimir Putin, seven candidates and one glaring absence

Putin is all but guaranteed to win the vote and extend his Kremlin stint to 2024 with a fourth term in office.

published on : 12th March 2018

US President Donald Trump, FBI on collision course as secret memo's release looms

Washington braced today for the release of an explosive memo alleging abuse of power in the FBI's probe of Donald Trump's campaign.

published on : 2nd February 2018

US Republicans vote to release secret memo alleging missteps by FBI, Justice Department in Russia probe

Republicans have said the memo reveals grave concerns about abuses of the government surveillance powers in the Russia investigation.

published on : 30th January 2018

Russia election meddling probe: US President Donald Trump 'very eager' to be interviewed

The president's lawyer Ty Cobb in an interview said that Donald Trump is very eager to sit down and explain whatever is responsive to the questions that Robert Mueller might pose.

published on : 18th January 2018

Trump backs US spies on Russia meddling, but slams Putin 'haters'

US intelligence chiefs have told congress Russia meddled in the election, but Putin has repeatedly denied any Russian involvement. 

published on : 12th November 2017