Contents tagged with presidential elections in Russia

  • Russian media: Putin to run as independent candidate in elections

    Current Russian President Vladimir Putin may run for president in the 2018 elections as an independent candidate, RBC news agency reported with reference to federal officials and sources in the Russian Presidential Administration.

    According to RBC, the topic of Putin running independently was taken up at a seminar for governors and deputy presidential envoys on internal policy in the Moscow Region at the start of December.“It was not spoken about directly, but we were warned to prepare for …

  • Media: Putin has decided to participate in presidential elections

    Vladimir Putin has “made up his mind” to participate in the new presidential elections, RBC news agency reported with reference to a federal official.

    Discussion is underway as to when and how he will announce this, sources close to the Kremlin told the news outlet.

    The intention to run for presidency can be announced before the Federation Council designates the presidential campaign, or afterwards. The Federation Council is scheduled to make the decision regarding the campaign between …

  • Putin connects doping scandal to upcoming elections in Russia

    Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that a doping scandal involving Russian athletes is a ploy by those who accuse Moscow of attempts to influence elections in the United States. According to Putin, this is retaliation from his enemies timed for the run-up to the March elections in Russia.

    The accusation that Russian officials support doping athletes at the state level is an attempt to stage a smear campaign before the upcoming presidential elections, Putin said at his visit to the …

  • Ukrainian political analyst: In advance of Presidential elections, the Kremlin is diverting financial assistance from Donbas to Crimea

    The Ukrainian political scientist and leader of the United Coordination Center, Oleh Saakian, believes that the end of the of assistance to the separatist-held territories of the Donbas by Russia and the redirecting of this money to the annexed Crimea is a demonstrative step in the run-up to presidential elections. This allows the Kremlin to fulfill several tasks at once, the expert said on the air with radio Krym.Realii.

    "It is very likely that the money is being transferred "for the Crimea" …

  • Media: Putin will run as 'People's Candidate' in Russia’s presidential elections

    The number of Vladimir Putin's agents in the presidential elections in Russia will increase in 2018 in comparison with previous elections, due to the addition of regional leaders of public opinion, reported news website , citing sources in regional administrations, reported this.

    The sources said that the Kremlin asked for lists of leaders of public opinion, including well-known and respected athletes, cultural figures and philanthropists. A special wish was that they lived not only …

  • Media: Nomination of Putin for president will take place in two stages

    The presidential campaign strategy being developed by the Kremlin's political bloc is almost ready, Kommersant newspaper reports, referring to sources in the presidential administration. The well-informed sources confirmed that there are plans to conduct the nomination of Putin for presidency in two stages.

    The first stage, during which the head of state will publicly announce his consent to run for a new term, is scheduled for November. Before that, several events with his participation are …