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"Old New" President Returns to Kremlin
On Monday, May 7, an inauguration ceremony was held in the Kremlin State Palace, against a background of a battle between protesters and police, as well as mass arrests.
Human Rights Activists Quit Presidential Council
Several Russian human rights activists have announced their decision to leave the presidential Human Rights Council after elected president's inauguration on May 7
Saturday Rallies Against "President of Numbers"
On Saturday, March 10, thousands of people gathered in central Moscow to express their opinion that the Russian leaders recent victory in presidential elections was not fair and demanding reform.
Two Capitals Think Otherwise
Results of Russian presidential elections in Moscow and St. Petersburg differ from the rest of the country.
Voting With No Secrets in Siberia
On March 4, more than ten ice swimming enthusiasts came to vote for the next Russian president, being semi-naked.
Moscow in a Ring of Protests
On Monday evening, March 5, there were about 16 different political actions in Moscow. The biggest of them was an opposition rally on the Pushkinskaya Square, which ended with hundreds of protesters detained.
99% of Ballots Are Counted, Elections Results Are Established
The Central Election Commission has counted more than 99 per cent of the ballots. The next Russian president is preliminarily declared.
Preliminary Elections Results
Preliminary elections results indicate that ex-Prime Minister is likely to return to power with an astounding support. Despite recorded instances of "caroussels" and minor frauds, their numbers do not suggest a plot to bring once the President back to power, official sources say.
Political Weekend in Moscow - Social Activitiy At a Summit
Several public actions will take place this weekend in Moscow - both protest and pro-government meetings, dedicated to presidential elections.
Presidential Elections Now Available Online
For the first time in Russia's history, everyone can monitor the voting at every polling station in the country online.
Muscovites Queue Up to Be Poll Stations Invigilators
The instances of fraud at the December 2011 elections raised the expectations the Russian citizens have of themselves as participants at the elections. Being proactive, many of them came to register as poll stations invigilators for Mikhail Prokhorov's side.
Prokhorov Asks People to Name His New Party
Russian billionaire and presidential candidate Mikhail Prokhorov has announced an open contest to choose the name of his new political party.
Global Support for Fair Vote for Russia Grows
As March 4th is looming, the support for fair elections in Russia grows stronger and has acquired global scale. We have received a video showing supporters from New York. The video is presented by a Russian expat in America and includes footage from demonstrations against the fraud at elections in Nizhny Novgorod.
Moscow City Centre is Surrounded by Opposition
On Sunday, opposition activists managed to encircle the capitals central Garden Ring road, linking their hands and so making a circular human chain.
Napoleon Is a New Candidate for Russian Presidency?
Moscow Election Committee has decided to hold a dry run prior to the upcoming polls. The list of candidates can surprise potential voters.
Weekend Car Rallies in Moscow: For and Against Putin
Two car rallies at once took place this weekend in Moscow. Involving different participants with different political views, they still had the same purpose - to express their opinion about current Prime Minister.
Presidential Elections Can Leave Fans Without Football
Russia's Interior Ministry has ordered the Russian Football Premier League to cancel all Moscow matches that would coincide with March 4, the day of presidential election.
How to Protest in Style: Russian Fashion Latest Fad
The recent demonstrations have attracted attention from Russian celebrities. Even women went to express their political opinion. And since a woman and fashion are inseparable, a new blog is dedicated to the fashion chronicle of the latest events in Moscow.
Yavlinsky is Officially Out of Presidential Race
Russia's Supreme Court turned down an appeal by liberal politician Grigory Yavlinsky against the Central Election Commission's refusal to register him as a candidate in the presidential election in March.
Kick Not Thy Ass! Activists Not Amused at Zhirinovsky Beating His Donkey
Russian people are like a donkey: until you give them a good punch-up, they don't get going. To illustrate the thesis, Vladimir Zhirinovsky who is running for presidency began to whip a real donkey. The environmental activists did not get the metaphor.
Two Capitals Name Their Favourite Candidates
According to the latest state-run survey, billionaire presidential candidate Mikhail Prokhorov will take the second place in the presidential race in Moscow in St. Petersburg.
Political Demonstrations in Moscow: 200,000 Citizens Brave the Cold
Minus 26 did not stop the Muscovites who wanted to express their political opinion. 170,000 people braved the cold to support the candidates at the earlier scheduled demonstrations on February 4.
Latte Art, Russian Way: Would You Like a Putin or a Prokhorov on Your Coffee?
Caffeine coffee houses in Moscow give a wake-up call to the political conscience of their visitors. Now you can vote with your latte: just pick yourself a Putin, a Prokhorov, or a Zhirinovsky. God knows, it may even taste differently...
Russian Orthodox Church Appeals to the Faithful not to Attend the Protest Demonstrations
On the day of his third year anniversary as the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill appealed to the faithful not to attend the protest demonstrations, coming up this weekend across Russia.
Putin, Go Away! Banner Appears Opposite the Kremlin
A banner saying Putin, Go Away! was hung atop of the house opposite the Kremlin. Solidarnost' movement acknowledged responsibility for the action. An hour later the banner was taken down by the police.
Elections 2012: The Final List of Candidates
The final list of candidates to fight for presidency at the upcoming elections in March 2012 has been announced. Grigory Yavlinsky has been deregistered as a candidate.
Elections 2012: Two Opposition Candidates May Be Withdrawn from the Polls
According to the Central Electoral Committee, two independent candidates who were planning to run for presidency at March 2012 candidates may be withdrawn from the lists due to excessive errors in the signature lists of their supporters.
Liberal Leader Collected All Necessary Signatures
Liberal politician and former leader of the "Yabloko" party, Grigory Yavlinsky, has collected two million signatures needed to enter the presidential election on March 4.
Communist Leader Promises to Free Khodorkovsky
On Wednesday, the leader of the Communist Party of Russia and presidential candidate, Gennady Zyuganov, said he would pardon former Yukos head Mikhail Khodorkovsky if elected president.
Russians' Expectations for the New Year
Recent opinion polls reveal that the majority of Russians expect uneasy year with political protests and social conflicts.
The Year Begins with Election Reforms
The Russian Government will draft bills introducing direct gubernatorial elections and a revised system of parliamentary representation by mid-February, according to the Russian President's orders.
Global Policy Forum in Yaroslavl to Discuss Society Problems
The third Global Policy Forum opens in Yaroslavl today under the patronage of Russian president Dmitry Medvedev.

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