Monthly Archives: February 2007

The Day Before

There is every reason to call the March 11 regional elections in Russia a dry rehearsal for the 2007 Duma campaign.
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Of Spiders and Flies: One More Time about “Sovereign Democracy”

Putin’s Munich speech is an “export” version of the concept of “sovereign democracy”
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The New York Times goes West

It is very unusual for a major American newspaper such as The New York Times to publish an article on regional elections in Russia.  To write the article, Steven Lee Myers, NYT’s Moscow correspondent, has even committed a trip to … Continue reading

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SPS in, Yabloko still out

Today, the Central Election Commission reinstalled the Union of Right Forces (SPS) for the March 11 election in Samara.  Earlier, SPS’s registration was denied by the regional EC on procedural ground; SPS is still banned from running in four regions … Continue reading

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SPS, the Union of Which Forces?

The metastasis of registration refusals for the March 11 regional elections is spreading from Yabloko to the Union of Right Forces (SPS).  As of today, SPS has been denied registration in five regions: Dagestan, Vologda, Pskov, Samara, and Tumen. The … Continue reading

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