‘election’ Category

  1. The ECHR on disjointed trials and res judicata


    February 11, 2017 by AK

    Wednesday’s predictable but nevertheless bizarre re-conviction of Navalny and Ofitserov makes one wonder how the court managed the seemingly insurmountable barriers such as the absence of the corpus delicti and the ECHR’s ruling. It’s especially puzzling if, as Navalny has observed, at least some of the ruling was pasted straight from the 2013 original, complete with the …
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  2. Election aftermath


    September 10, 2013 by AK

    It seems to me that the Moscow mayoral election last Sunday ended in slightly less than 50% of the vote to the incumbent, Sergey Sobyanin, but the Kremlin is not in the mood for a recount while the opposition isn’t going to push too far demanding it. Yesterday’s gathering in support of Navalny in the …
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  3. “Bomb Voronezh in response.”


    December 26, 2012 by AK

    This blog will have to get more political. There’s no avoiding it any more: Russia’s been sliding unfailingly hellward since the Dec. 12 elections, blatantly fraudulent even for this country. The Kremlin has viciously attacked the opposition, free thought and free speech, and in doing so has gone against the Constitution, common decency and, most …
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  4. Election day, huh?


    December 4, 2011 by AK

    It’s a complete disgrace, this so-called Duma election today. No one to vote for, anyway. The day began with massive DDOS attacks on LiveJournal.com, newtimes.ru, bg.ru and a few other sites, including one documenting electoral irregularities. Back when I started this blog, I didn’t think I’d like to see this.

  5. It’s all predictable, yet not quite


    December 1, 2007 by AK

    No doubt, tomorrow’s parliamentary election is not going to be fair or free. But the interesting thing about it that United Russia, the “party of power,” is seriously afraid it may not get the majority it wants. (I’m not sure if it is 50% or 75% or some other number between 50% and 100%.) They’re …
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  6. Elections IV


    December 8, 2003 by AK

    I don’t know if I’m alone in feeling there’s no future. Nothing bright to expect from this country; only fog, rain and snow ahead. It’s not that Russia has not gone through bad times before, but isn’t much of a consolation. This mental gloom feeds on simple, unescapable thoughts. The EU’s expansion is going to …
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  7. The best have no zest


    March 16, 2003 by AK

    America is not a Propositional Nation, according to Robert Locke. Locke, like Zmirak, is a writer whose opinions I both enjoy and hate, but the very appearance on the virtual scene of serious thinkers who are so profoundly conservative — so retrograde in a way — is refreshing: enough of the NY Times PC blandness, …
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