Stanislav Andreychuk considers the role of invalidating signatures in attempts to sway upcoming elections to the Moscow City Duma
David Kankiya reconsiders Russia’s “pro-Putin majority” in light of new evidence of electoral fraud
Stanislav Andreychuk considers how Russia’s political parties are financed
Stanislav Andreychuk considers what the loosening of the notorious “municipal filter” could mean for Russia’s electoral system
Yulia Krivonosova on the problems with e-voting in Russia
Yulia Krivonosova on whether more sophisticated voting technologies can solve the problem of vote rigging
How Russians were abandoned by politicians
A few electoral setbacks for the Kremlin in the regions has forced a rethink. Next time, the strategy will be more focused
Russia’s communists have secured a strong support base after elections marked by low turnout and dwindling support for United Russia. But what does this all mean for national politics?
Spoiler alert: Sergei Sobyanin is on course to retain his post at Moscow’s mayoral elections this September. The tactics bear a resemblance in miniature to how Vladimir Putin ran his campaign for his fourth presidential term.
Russia’s Federal State Duma is addicted to amending its election laws, a cynical way of wrong footing opposition forces and maintaining control