Category Archives: political parties

Kudymkar Deputies Challenge United Russia in Court

Though everyone is focused on the protests at Pushkin Square, there has been an even more interesting development out of Kudymkar, Perm (pop. 30,000).  The United Russia majority bloc of deputies had planned electoral reforms, which would have ended the … Continue reading

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United Russia Über Alles – the Putin Bump Appears

The most recent polls for the Duma campaign released by VTSIOM reveal the effect of Putin’s decision to head United Russia’s electoral list. Specifically, United Russia is now polling at 54% – a 6% increase over its rating before Putin’s … Continue reading

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United Russia Über Alles – the Putin Bump Appears

The most recent polls for the Duma campaign released by VTSIOM reveal the effect of Putin’s decision to head United Russia’s electoral list. Specifically, United Russia is now polling at 54% – a 6% increase over its rating before Putin’s … Continue reading

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Zubkov ’08?

Even though it is completely duplicative to write about this, I feel somewhat obligated to the extent that this blog claims to ‘monitor’ Russia…so, here goes: Today, President Putin accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov and appointed Sergei … Continue reading

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Zubkov ’08?

Even though it is completely duplicative to write about this, I feel somewhat obligated to the extent that this blog claims to ‘monitor’ Russia…so, here goes: Today, President Putin accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov and appointed Sergei … Continue reading

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