Ilya Shablinsky: Putin should get the same status as Lukashenka

17 March 2024 Source: Russian Helsinki Group [original source Rus.LSM.] The world community should not recognise the results of the Russian presidential ‘elections’ and Vladimir Putin should, like Aleksandr Lukashenka,…

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Write to Russia: Grigory Melkonyants – in custody for his work monitoring elections in Russia

Grigory Melkonyants has been held on remand since his arrest on 17 August 2023. He is co-chair of the civil society organisation Golos, an independent election watchdog, founded in 2000.…

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Three days of farce. Aleksandr Podrabinek on the presidential ‘elections’

15 - 18 March 2024 Aleksandr Podrabinek's commentaries on the Russian presidential 'elections' Source: Facebook 15 March 2024: Day one of the farce Source: Facebook Golos thinks that ‘essentially, everything…

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Enough to make a cat laugh. Aleksandr Podrabinek on the Russian presidential election

11 March 2024 By Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Radio Svoboda “Enough to make a cat laugh”—in the days of socialism that was how people characterized undertakings of the Soviet regime that…

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They’re Worried. Ilya Shablinsky on how the Nadezhdin situation is similar to the elections in Belarus

19 February 2024 by Ilya Shablinsky Source: Spektr.press While Putin was suggesting to an American journalist that he go back mentally thirty-forty-a hundred-a thousand years, let’s just try to remember…

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Leonid Nikitinsky on reading Jacques Rancière: The Meeting Place Needs To Be Changed

30 January 2024 Getting ready for the 15-17 March elections reading Jacques Rancière’s Disagreement* and contemplating what 'the people' means. By Leonid Nikitinsky Source: Novaya gazeta What not that long…

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Soviet elections all over again. Ilya Shablinsky on how those who kept Ekaterina Duntsova out of the presidential election got scared

25 December 2023 by Ilya Shablinsky Source: Spektr.press A few individuals from the Central Election Commission (TsIK), carrying out their superiors’ order, have eliminated the chief danger on our animal…

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A Word to the Boys. Ilya Shablinsky on what Putin’s next nomination as president will bring Russia [Spektr.press]

11 December 2023 by Ilya Shablinsky Source: Spektr.press  He has finally confessed. He has given us his so-called news. He's up for re-election again. Most likely, Putin will try to…

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