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    Putin’s party dominates at Russia parliament vote
    Sep19

    Putin’s party dominates at Russia parliament vote

    MOSCOW:Russia’s ruling United Russia party on Sunday cruised to an easy victory at parliamentary polls that could pave the way for President Vladimir Putin to glide to a fourth term in elections in 2018, partial results showed. The ballot for the 450-seat State Duma was smooth sailing for authorities desperate to avoid a repeat of mass...

    Early Results: Ruling Party Winning Russian Parliament Vote
    Sep18

    Early Results: Ruling Party Winning Russian Parliament Vote

    Early results on Sunday showed Russia’s ruling United Russia party winning in the parliamentary election amid reports of election violations and visible voter apathy in the country’s two largest cities. With more than 10 percent of the ballots counted, United Russia was recording 46 percent of the vote for party-list seats and far...

    Pride and pressure as Crimea holds first Russia parliament vote
    Sep18

    Pride and pressure as Crimea holds first Russia parliament vote

    Crimea went to the polls Sunday to elect deputies to Russia’s parliament for the first time since the region was annexed by Moscow — stirring pride in some, but pushing others to protest. …read more Source: Hindustan...

    Pro-Putin Party Seen Winning Even More Power In Russia’s Parliament
    Sep18

    Pro-Putin Party Seen Winning Even More Power In Russia’s Parliament

    MOSCOW/SARANSK, Russia, Sept 18 (Reuters) – The ruling United Russia party is expected to win even greater dominance over Russia’s parliament in an election on Sunday, showing that support for President Vladimir Putin is holding up despite sanctions and a deep economic slowdown.The election for the Duma, or lower house of parliament,...

    Crimea Residents Vote In Russian Elections
    Sep18

    Crimea Residents Vote In Russian Elections

    Residents of Sevastopol on the Crimean peninsula went to the polls on September 18 to vote in Russia’s parliamentary elections. It was the first time that Crimean voters have taken part in a Russian election since the region was annexed by Russia in 2014. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Pride and pressure as Crimea holds first Russia parliament vote (AFP)
    Sep18

    Pride and pressure as Crimea holds first Russia parliament vote (AFP)

    Simferopol (AFP) – Crimea went to the polls Sunday to elect deputies to Russia’s parliament for the first time since the region was annexed by Moscow — stirring pride in some, but pushing others to protest. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine under fire over gas group revamp
    Sep18

    Ukraine under fire over gas group revamp

    Creditors warn government’s decision to impose control over company could jeopardise financing …read more Source: Financial...

    Euphoria eludes voters in Putin’s Crimea
    Sep18

    Euphoria eludes voters in Putin’s Crimea

    Turnout tumbles despite sunshine and handouts of smartphones and cinema tickets at polling stations …read more Source: Financial...

    Russia votes in parliamentary polls with Putin secure
    Sep18

    Russia votes in parliamentary polls with Putin secure

    Russians voted on Sunday in parliamentary polls, with parties loyal to President Vladimir Putin expected to maintain their dominance despite the longest economic crisis of his rule. The nationwide election follows a tumultuous few years that have seen the country seize the Crimea peninsula from Ukraine, plunge into its worst standoff with the...

    Putin’s Party Expected to Retain Power in Sunday’s Parliamentary Elections
    Sep18

    Putin’s Party Expected to Retain Power in Sunday’s Parliamentary Elections

    The ruling United Russia party is expected to retain its absolute majority and perhaps increase its dominance in Russia’s lower house, State Duma, in the parliamentary election Sunday. United Russia, led by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, a loyalist of President Vladimir Putting, has 238 of 450 Duma seats and dominates the more than 80...