Friday, September 16, 2022
According to specialists contacted by Izvestia who remarked on the Perm tragedy, the law banning the possession of weapons from the age of 21, which enters into effect in June 2022, may help protect educational institutions from attacks by their own students. An 18-year-old Perm State University law student went...
President Vladimir Putin's United Russia party claimed a clear victory in legislative and regional elections plagued by numerous voting fraud allegations after an extraordinary crackdown on observers and opposition candidates, Moscow Times writes. According to Interfax, Andrei Turchak, United Russia's general council secretary, informed reporters that the party has gained...
According to TASS, Russian President Vladimir Putin may vote online in the planned Duma elections on Friday, after announcing his intention to self-isolate owing to many intimate connections being diagnosed with COVID-19. However, it remained unclear if the President would utilize this option before the end of the day. Nonetheless,...
President Vladimir Putin encouraged Russians on Thursday to vote in parliamentary elections later this week, in which the most outspoken Kremlin opponents are banned from participating, Moscow Times writes. "I rely on your responsible, balanced, patriotic civic stance," Putin said in a video message posted on the Kremlin website tonight. After...
The discussions in Moscow between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad surprised onlookers. The meeting had not been publicized, and Assad's last trip to Russia was in 2015. The two leaders discussed Syria's post-war rebuilding as well as the problem of foreign military involvement. Experts think that...
According to Vedomosti, the majority of Russians (83 percent) think the nation needs nuclear weapons, citing a survey done by the All-Russia Public Opinion Research Center. Only 11% of those polled believe that nuclear weapons are unnecessary. According to Dmitry Stefanovich of the Russian Academy of Sciences' Institute of World...
According to the Kremlin, Russian President Vladimir Putin is going into self-isolation due to coronavirus fears among his closest circle. According to a statement on the Kremlin website, “Vladimir Putin stated that he must self-isolate for a specific length of time in connection with identified instances of coronavirus in his...
On Thursday, the Expert Institute of Social Studies hosted a roundtable discussion in which sociologists and political scientists discussed their predictions for the State Duma elections. In general, they agreed: all four parliamentary parties should cross the 5% barrier, with United Russia getting between 41 and 44 percent of...
Russia plans to outfit its military station in Tajikistan, which borders Afghanistan, with 30 additional tanks by the end of the year, Reuters reported citing Interfax. Since the U.S. army departure from Afghanistan and the Taliban's rapid takeover, Moscow has undertaken military drills in Tajikistan and increased the weaponry at...
FORGO has produced a study on the 2021 gubernatorial elections, led by Konstantin Kostin, ex-head of the president's domestic policy department and main consultant to United Russia (ER) in the current elections. Experts do not anticipate or forecast that campaigns will be conducted in accordance with the referendum scenario...