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    In Russia: Pro-Putin party wins 44.5 pct in parliament vote: exit poll
    Sep19

    In Russia: Pro-Putin party wins 44.5 pct in parliament vote: exit poll

    The ruling United Russia party, which Putin founded, won 44.5 percent in Sunday's vote, an exit poll showed, slightly down on the last election. Allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin comfortably won a parliamentary election on Sunday, but early indications were that turnout was low, suggesting a softening of enthusiasm for the ruling...

    Putin?s party dominates in Russia parliament vote
    Sep19

    Putin?s party dominates in Russia parliament vote

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

    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...