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    Do Not Give Up on Russian Democracy
    Sep19

    Do Not Give Up on Russian Democracy

    Transatlantic TakeTo no one’s surprise, Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Russia came nowhere close to challenging President Vladimir Putin’s regime. His United Russia party remains utterly dominant, and the only three other parties in the Duma will be the co-opted “systemic” opposition parties, such the Communists. The...

    Russian-Organized Elections in Crimea Lack Credibility
    Sep19

    Russian-Organized Elections in Crimea Lack Credibility

    Press ReleasesRussian-Organized Elections in Crimea Lack CredibilitySeptember 19, 2016Russia held Duma elections inside the illegally-annexed and Russian-occupied Crimea on September 18. …read more Source: Freedom...

    Kremlin Party Wins in a Landslide
    Sep19

    Kremlin Party Wins in a Landslide

    Wins for United Russia and three other loyal parties ensure no opposition will trouble President Vladimir Putin for the next five years. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    http://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=64573
    Sep19

    http://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=64573

    Much of the almost proverbial Ukraine fatigue is driven by a steady stream of corruption scandals. While each episode is troubling, the widespread attention on these scandals shows just how low the tolerance for corruption now is. CE: http://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=64573 …read more Source: The American Center for a European...

    Why Russians like Vladimir Putin’s wars
    Sep19

    Why Russians like Vladimir Putin’s wars

    Autocratic regimes like Russia realize that public opinion and legitimacy are important for maintaining power. Therefore, they try to control what information their citizens can access by tightly controlling the press and the Internet. This manipulation has been on display in Russia’s ongoing conflict with Ukraine. Two years later, 96...

    Ukraine Cheers Record Haul of Paralympic Medals
    Sep19

    Ukraine Cheers Record Haul of Paralympic Medals

    At Rio Games, country outcompetes sporting powerhouses like the United States and Australia. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Ukraine Crisis: ICRC participated in the release and transfer of six conflict-related detainees
    Sep19

    Ukraine Crisis: ICRC participated in the release and transfer of six conflict-related detainees

    News release | Today six detainees held in connection with the conflict in Ukraine were released with the participation of the ICRC, and transferred back to their place of origin. …read more Source: International Committee of the Red...

    Fico: Ukraine doing ‘even less than Russia’ to meet Minsk agreement
    Sep19

    Fico: Ukraine doing ‘even less than Russia’ to meet Minsk agreement

    Ukraine is doing less than Russia to meet its obligations under the Minsk peace plan, Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico said on Saturday (17 September), stepping up calls for the European Union to end sanctions against Moscow. …read more Source:...

    Crimean Tatars boycott Russia’s illegitimate elections in occupied Crimea
    Sep19

    Crimean Tatars boycott Russia’s illegitimate elections in occupied Crimea

    Most Crimean Tatars appear to have boycotted the elections which Russia illegally held in occupied Crimea. How many other Ukrainians also refused to take part is as yet unclear, but it seems likely that despite threats and coercion, the turnout was low. Judging by previous experience since Russia’s invasion of Crimea, the boycott could lead...

    What Breaking News? Mass Vote Rigging As Expected in Russian Parliamentary Elections
    Sep19

    What Breaking News? Mass Vote Rigging As Expected in Russian Parliamentary Elections

    The ‘breaking news’ headlines on the BBC, Sky News and others would have been comical, were they not so misleading. These were not ‘elections’ which President Vladimir Putin’s ruling United Russia party was ever going to lose, and if you want even exit polls to be credible, you don’t effectively outlaw the Levada Centre,...

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