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Archive - 2011

2011

Russian Elections Today

The 2011 Russian Duma elections are underway today. Results (even preliminary results) are not expected until late this evening and tomorrow. United Russia, the party led by Vladimir Putin, has slipped slightly in the...

This Week in Russia Blogs #2

Time for the second edition of our resurrected roundup of what’s been happening in Russia blogs over the past seven days. To my mind, the most intriguing story of the week has been that of the chaos surrounding...

A coup in South Ossetia?

The South Ossetian Supreme Court has dramatically and controversially annulled the results of its Presidential election. In announcing its verdict, it also banned Alla Dzhioyeva – the opposition candidate who...

South Ossetia election descends into chaos

The South Ossetian Presidential election looks like it will descend into bitter recrimination as both candidates have claimed victory. With more than 85% of the votes counted, opposition candidate Alla Dzhioyeva is...

This Week in Russia Blogs #1

Now that I’m back to blogging more regularly, I thought it was about time to resurrect the weekly roundup of my favourite posts from around the Russia blogs. Rather than keep calling it by its original dull name...

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