Russian elections

Pro-Kremlin party on course to retain majority in parliament

The vote has been watched closely as key to the runup to the 2024 presidential election. It's not clear whether Putin will run again but an obedient State Duma is crucial to whatever his plans are.

published on : 20th September 2021

Communists, observers report violations in Russian election

The Golos election-monitoring movement and independent media also reported violations including vote-buying and lax measures for guarding ballots at polling stations.

published on : 18th September 2021

Parliamentary election unlikely to change Russia's politics

It remains to be seen whether United Russia, the party devoted to President Vladimir Putin will retain its two-thirds majority that allows it to amend the constitution or will lose its prestige.

published on : 16th September 2021