Contents tagged with presidential elections in Russia

  • Russian government fines astrologer for predicting Putin’s election victory

    In Primorsky Krai, the Roskomnadzor or Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media fined the astrologer Alexander Rempel for publishing a forecast of Vladimir Putin's victory during the pre-election period, Radio Liberty reports.

    The astrological forecast was published on Rempel's social network page and in Djentry newspaper. He predicted that in 2018, Putin would again become the President of Russia. The astrologer spoke about getting fined during …

  • President of European Council Tusk refuses to congratulate Putin on winning the election

    On Wednesday, March 21, the President of the European Council Donald Tusk said that because of the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter, he will not congratulate the president of Russia on re-election, RIA Novosti reported.

    "After the attack in Salisbury, I have no mood to celebrate the re-election of President Putin," Tusk said, answering questions from journalists in Brussels on Wednesday.

    Tusk is not alone in his sentiments. The President of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė and Polish …

  • EU refuses to recognize results of Russian presidential election in Crimea

    The European Union does not recognize the results of the vote in Crimea connected with the election of the president of Russia and called on Moscow to study reports of violations received from international observers, according to the statement from Maja Kocijancic, the press secretary of the European Union External Relations Service (EEAS) - the foreign policy department of the EU.

    The statement from Brussels was based on the preliminary report of the mission of foreign observers, which was …

  • Eight European countries agree to not recognize the results of Russian presidential elections in Crimea

    The foreign ministers of Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Sweden and Ukraine made a joint statement on the fourth anniversary of the annexation of the Crimea by Russia.

    The statement published on the website of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry says that "the EU does not recognize the results of the elections held by Russia in the Crimea."

    The Foreign Ministers of the eight countries assured that they will not allow the Crimea to disappear from the international agenda. " …

  • Chubarov: Crimean Tatars will boycott Russian presidential elections in Crimea

    During an interview with Channel 112, Chariman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov said that Crimean Tatars will boycott the presidential elections in Russia which will be held in the Crimea next Sunday.

    "The truth is that many people won’t come. The overwhelming majority of the Crimean Tatars will again boycott these elections," he said.

    Therefore, Chubarov asserted, propagandistic resources in the Crimea are already preparing to show the opposite picture.

    "From early …

  • US representative for Ukraine Volker: Putin's statements about new missiles are part of his election campaign

    In an interview with Ukrinform news agency, Kurt Volker, US Department of State Special Representative for Ukraine, said that he believes that Vladimir Putin's statements about new missiles are related to the upcoming elections.

    "I see this mainly in the context of Putin's re-election. It’s a campaign presentation. We have a lot of specific issues in relations with Russia that are worrisome: Syria, North Korea and Ukraine, including the Crimea. We can also recall other bilateral military and …

  • Russia to film another documentary about annexation of Crimea by ‘green men’

    On March 18, a documentary will be filmed about the events of February-March 2014 in annexed Sevastopol near the polling stations for the "election" of the Russian president.

    Russia's Interfax news agency reports, referring to the press service of the government of Sevastopol, that the film "Chronicle of the Russian Spring" based on recollections by Sevastopol residents will be shot using 135 cameras by young volunteer camera operators."

    "The filming will take place at special venues near the …

  • European Parliament decides to not send observers to elections in Russia

    The European Parliament will not send observers to the presidential elections in Russia on March 18, nor will they send them to Azerbaijan on April 11.

    This was announced on Wednesday by the co-chairs of the European Parliament’s group on democracy support and election coordination David McAllister and Linda McAvan, Ukrinform reports.

    “The European Parliament will not observe these electoral processes and, consequently, will also not comment on these processes and the results which will be …

  • Ukraine warns of criminal prosecution of anyone involved in Russian presidential elections in Crimea

    The Ukrainian Prosecutor’s Office of the Autonomous Republic of the Crimea warns citizens of Ukraine that if they participate in organizing Russian elections in annexed Crimea, they will be charged with high treason under the Criminal Code of Ukraine,stated Deputy Prosecutor of Crimea Oleksandr Udovychenko in his commentary on Krym.Realii TV.

    “If Ukrainian citizens are found guilty, then they may face sentences for treason that involve up to 15 years of imprisonment. They will also be held …

  • Media: Moscow residents were offered money to attend pro-Putin rally

    Echo of Moscow news agency reports that Moscow residents have been offered money in exchange for participating in a rally-concert in support of incumbent Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to the agency’s journalists, advertisements appeared on a specialized site typically used to recruit extras. Those who chose to participate in the rally were offered 500 rubles ($9 USD). It is noted that many individuals have already responded to the proposal.

    Two of them even explained why. "I am a …