Contents tagged with elections in Russa

  • Kremlin: American diplomats prohibited from observing Russian elections

    American diplomats and employees of American overseas institutions in Russia will not be permitted to monitor the forthcoming presidential elections in Russia, stated Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, according to Interfax news agency.

    "United States Citizens who are members of the OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) elections monitoring mission will, of course, be able to fulfill all the corresponding functions in the presidential elections of the Russian …

  • Media: Putin has spent more than 2.5 times the limit on his election campaign

    The publication Sobesednik estimated that Russian President Vladimir Putin spent more than a billion rubles on his election campaign, which exceeds the limit more than twice over.

    According to the publication’s estimates, Putin has spent from 114 to 264 million rubles ($2.02 million USD to $4.67 million USD) to collect signatures, about 65 million rubles ($1.15 million USD) to rent offices for headquarters, and more than 700 million rubles for the billboards.

    As the newspaper reports, his …

  • PACE delegation to visit Moscow after Russian elections

    A delegation from the presidential committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) is ready to visit Moscow after Russia’s presidential elections on March 18, Dutch Senator Tiny Kox, a member of the committee, told RBC news agency.

    “I suppose that we will not be able to go before the presidential elections, because we do not want to interfere in the electoral process,” Kox noted.

    As part of the winter session of the PACE which took place between January 22 and 26 an …

  • Russian Prosecutor General calls prevention of protests during presidential elections a 'primary task'

    Speaking at a celebration of the 296th anniversary of the founding of Russia’s Prosecutor General’s Office, Prosecutor General Yury Chaika said that one of primary tasks of the Prosecutor General’s Office this year will be to prevent unsanctioned protests during the presidential elections, RBC news agency reports.

    “In the coming year, a new task stands before the departments of the Prosecutor General’s Office: ensuring lawfulness during the electoral campaign for the president of the Russian …