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Putin Re-Election Marred By Widespread Voter Fraud Allegations

As expected, Vladimir Putin declared victory in the Presidential election in Russia. It would mark the third go-around as President for Putin, after a stint as Prime Minister. Since his first Presidential run in 2000, Putin has remade Russia in his image, centralizing power, crushing dissent (particularly in the media), and basically instituting a kleptocracy. [...]
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Probe ordered into allegations of election fraud in Russia

News : Storyful (2 years ago)

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev announced on his Facebook page on Sunday that he has ordered a probe into allegations of electoral fraud. The move came after week-long protests over the re-election of prime minister Vladimir Putin... Read Post

Putin Wins Third Term as Russia's President in Disputed Election

News : The Rundown News Blog (2 years ago)

Vladimir Putin greets supporters in a rally outside the Kremlin on Sunday night. Photo by Alexey Druzhinin/AFP/Getty Images. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin won a six-year presidential term on Sunday, as the opposition and int... Read Post

'Glory to Russia!': Vladimir Putin teary-eyed after election victory

News : Field Notes (2 years ago)

MOSCOW -- Vladimir Putin faces new protests on Monday to challenge his victory in a presidential election he said had prevented Russia from falling into the hands of enemies. Putin's opponents, complaining of widespread fraud in Sun... Read Post


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