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    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...

    Crimea votes in Russian parliamentary elections amid protests from Ukraine
    Sep18

    Crimea votes in Russian parliamentary elections amid protests from Ukraine

    Residents of Crimea are voting in Russian parliamentary elections for the first time since the peninsula was annexed from Ukraine in 2014. …read more Source:...

    Pro-Putin party seen winning even greater sway in Russia’s parliament
    Sep18

    Pro-Putin party seen winning even greater sway in Russia’s parliament

    The ruling United Russia party is expected to win even greater dominance over Russia’s lower house in a parliamentary 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, is being seen as a dry run for Putin’s...

    Russia votes in parliamentary polls
    Sep18

    Russia votes in parliamentary polls

    MOSCOW: Russians today voted in parliamentary polls, with parties loyal to President Vladimir Putin set to maintain their dominance despite the Kremlin making a show of cleaning up the vote after mass protests last time around. The nationwide elections follow several years of tumult that have seen the country annex Crimea from Ukraine, lurch into...

    Rio Paralympics stages final show in shadow of tragedy
    Sep18

    Rio Paralympics stages final show in shadow of tragedy

    RIO DE JANEIRO: Rio on Sunday closes a Paralympic Games that many feared would be a fiasco but which turned into a triumph, though marred in the final hours by the death of an Iranian cyclist, reports BSS. Eleven days of competition where China dominated the medals table, followed by Britain, Ukraine and the United States, were ending Sunday with...

    Tensions in Kiev, Odessa as Russians Vote in General Elections
    Sep18

    Tensions in Kiev, Odessa as Russians Vote in General Elections

    Scuffles have broken out in front of Russia’s diplomatic services in Kiev and Odessa as Russians living in Ukraine are going to the polls. Clashes have erupted between police and protesters against Russia’s policies toward Ukraine, Interfax has reported. No-one has been seriously hurt. Those involved in the Kiev protests, where the...

    Protesters block Russian embassy in Kiev on election day
    Sep18

    Protesters block Russian embassy in Kiev on election day

    (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)MOSCOW (AP) — Complaints of election violations were increasing Sunday as Russians voted for a new national parliament. The voting for the 450 seats in the State Duma, the lower house of parliament, was not expected to substantially change the distribution of power, in which the pro-Kremlin United Russia party holds an...

    Protesters At Russian Embassy In Kyiv On Election Day
    Sep18

    Protesters At Russian Embassy In Kyiv On Election Day

    Dozens of right-wing protesters have gathered around the Russian Embassy in Ukraine’s capital where a polling station has been set up for Russian citizens who wish to vote in the country’s parliamentary elections. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...