Russia presidential election

Pro-Kremlin party looks set to retain majority in parliament

Results from about 90% of the country’s polling stations gave the ruling United Russia party 49.65% of the vote for the 225 seats apportioned by party lists, according to Central Election Commission.

published on : 20th September 2021

Three talking points from Russia's poll

For the liberal opposition, the vote was a test of whether celebrity candidate Ksenia Sobchak had enough support to head a new party.

published on : 19th March 2018

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

Putin eyes fourth term as Russians go to polls

Since taking power 18 years ago, Putin has stamped his total authority on the country, silencing opposition and reasserting Moscow's lost might abroad.

published on : 18th March 2018

Who is Alexei Navalny, 'the man Vladimir Putin fears the most'?

Some in the West calls Navalny the “best hope” for Russia’s liberalisation. However, Navalny is no saint. What drives him, it appears, is his desire for power.

published on : 11th October 2017