Contents tagged with Elections

  • Kremlin wants to rid Russia of imported electronics

    The Russian government has confirmed its strategy to make the country a “global leader” in the electronics industry by 2030.

    According to the document, which was signed on January 17 by recently appointed Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin and published on the Cabinet of Minister’s website on Wednesday, domestic electronics should account for 60% of Russia’s electronics market in 10 years’ time.

    This will involve a broad range of products, from integrated chips and processors to cellphones, TVs …

  • Top Russian official refused entry to Italy

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy refused to allow the First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council’s International Affairs Committee, Vladimir Dzhabarov, to be present at the elections as an observer as part of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, as he stated to RIA Novosti.

    “The Italians have not responded to the request for my participation as an observer  within the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly for a long time, as a result, I was refused,” Dzhabarov said.

    He assumed that such a step …

  • Kyiv: if Russia holds presidential elections in annexed Crimea it will not be allowed to open polling stations in its consulates in Ukraine

    The Foreign Minister of Ukraine, Pavlo Klimkin, stated that if Russia holds the presidential elections in the annexed Crimea, it will not be allowed to conduct the elections at the Russian embassy and consulates in Ukraine.

    Klimkin also emphasized that Ukraine is against the presidential elections in uncontrolled territories of the Donbas. The Ukrainian Foreign Minister added that if the elections in the Crimea and the Donbas still take place, Kyiv won’t allow elections in the Russian …

  • Media: Poroshenko and Yatsenyuk’s parties make arrangements to unite

    For several weeks already, the teams of President Petro Poroshenko and former Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk have been making arrangements for merging into one party for the elections, writes  Ukrayinska Pravda  in an article titled “Petro Poroshenko’s people’s front, or the United Ruling Party”.

    According to the authors, the core of the new party could include Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko, Verkhovna Rada Chairman Andriy Parubiy, NSDC (National Security and Defense Council) Secretary …

  • Facebook: Russia used fake accounts to push its agenda

    The President of the United States Donald Trump keeps calling CNN “fake news”. However, the U.S. investigation into the Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential elections just took a new turn!

    Facebook reported on the 6th of September that the social network had revealed that the Kremlin associated Russian company had spent over $100,000 to purchase approximately 3,000 politically motivated ads on divisive social issues, such as gun control, illegal immigration, race, and gay rights. …

  • Russia wants to ban presence of international observers in its elections

    According to Deputy Chairman of the Temporary Commission of the Federation Council Committee on Foreign Affairs, Andrei Klimov, monitoring missions from countries that do not permit Russian observers in their elections may be banned from attending the 2018 Russian presidential election, reports the Izvestia newspaper.

    According to the publication's source, the Russian senators plan to develop appropriate amendments to the current legislation before the start of the election campaign.

    The …

  • Chairman of the Russian Central Election Committee: Russian opposition leader Navalny will not be able to run for presidential election

    According to the Chairman of the Central Election Committee of Russian Federation (CEC), Ella Pamfilova, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny will not be able to run for the upcoming presidential election due to his criminal record, Dozhd reports.

    "I understand - and he understands this - that he has no chance to be registered in the election due to his conviction," Pamfilova said.

    She added that as the official who heads the structure obliged to register candidates, she does not …

  • Savchenko announced that her political party will participate in the upcoming Ukrainian Parliament elections

    Nadiya Savchenko’s political party will run in the parliamentary elections in Ukraine. The Ukrainian politician stated this in an interview with the Polish edition of Krytyka Polityczna.

    "My political party will participate in the parliamentary elections... The party will be called "Nadiya Savchenko's Public Platform," she said. Describing her party, Savchenko said that it "will help dismantle the unhealthy political system that was created 25 years ago, rebuild the architecture of the state, …

  • Anti-Putin rallies will be held in four Russian cities on April 29th

    The city authorities of Moscow, Krasnodar, Tomsk, and Novosibirsk are allowing an Open Russia rally to take place on April 29th, during which protesters will ask Vladimir Putin not to participate in the upcoming presidential elections. According to TV2, in Tomsk the event will take place at the Novo-Sobornaya Square. reports that the authorities of Novosibirsk also agreed to the event, but moved its location from the city square to the cinema building.

    In Krasnodar, the rally will …

  • US accuses Russia of interfering in Montenegro’s elections

    A representative of the White House National Security Council accused Russia of planning a coup in Montenegro on election day.

    According to him, the US completely believes the media’s reports that Russian intelligence was connected to the coup attempt in October last year.

    “We are very concerned about Russian interference in the October elections in Montenegro, including credible reports of Russian support for an attempted election day attack on the government,” a senior White House official …