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