Call to challenge 'rigged' Moscow vote

2013-09-09 21:51

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has called on supporters to rally in protest against the results of a Moscow election which he says was rigged in favour of the Kremlin.

Putin dismisses opposition protests

2012-03-06 23:00

Vladimir Putin has shrugged off opposition protests against his election victory and stands firm on Syria.

Putin wins 64% of Russian vote

2012-03-05 07:47

Vladimir Putin crushed his rivals in Russia's presidential elections by taking almost 64% of the vote, according to latest results.

Putin webcams entertain Russia

2012-03-04 19:47

The webcams ordered by Vladimir Putin to ensure transparency in elections have done a good job in keeping Russia amused with quirky scenes but failed to erase suspicions about the process.

Russia polls covered by webcams

2012-03-04 16:06

Watched over by webcams and gaggles of election observers, Russians voted in elections that exposed vastly different opinions about the merits of Vladimir Putin ahead of his expected Kremlin return.

Gorbachev: Putin finished as leader

2012-02-09 16:29

Gorbachev says Putin has 'exhausted' his potential as a leader of Russia.

Anti-Putin protesters battle cold

2012-02-02 21:40

It took several minutes and a woolly hat to resolve the latest differences among the loose alliance of Russian opposition groups challenging Vladimir Putin's 12-year rule.

Russian billionaire on president ballot

2012-01-25 22:01

Russian billionaire Prokhorov gets green light to run against Putin in presidential race.

Putin hits out at ultra-nationalists

2012-01-23 12:00

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has cautioned against attempts to incite ethnic discord and called for tougher immigration legislation as he stepped up his campaign for the presidency.

Putin's popularity takes a hit ahead of vote

2011-12-16 14:46

Vladimir Putin's approval ratings have declined to historic lows, polls show, as liberal media suggests the powerful prime minister is growing out of touch after Russia was swept by protests.

New drama in Russian poll mix

2011-12-13 09:06

Russian tycoon Mikhail Prokhorov's decision to stand against Vladimir Putin in presidential elections could be part of a Kremlin plan rather than a genuine challenge, the press says.

Russia probes vote after massive protest

2011-12-11 22:43

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has ordered election officials to check reports of vote fixing following a national protest over an election that handed a disputed victory to the ruling party.

Russian state TV ignores poll protests

2011-12-07 20:22

Russian state-run television news channels have turned a blind eye to post-election protests in Moscow and other cities, leaving internet sites as the only source of blow-by-blow coverage.


No-show Putin sets sour tone?

2012-05-12 11:01

Vladimir Putin has cancelled a date with US President Barack Obama – but both nations insist Putin's no-show at a high-profile economic gathering tailored for his attendance is not a snub.

Police break up anti-Putin protest

2012-03-05 22:10

Russian police have broken up a protest in central Moscow against Vladimir Putin's victory in presidential elections, roughly arresting dozens of people.

Putin declares victory in Russia election

2012-03-04 22:38

Russian leader Vladimir Putin has declared victory after an "open and honest battle" for the presidential post, as he addressed tens of thousands of supporters outside the Kremlin walls.

Bare chested protest at Putin vote

2012-03-04 18:19

A group of Ukrainian female protesters have bared their breasts at the polling station where Vladimir Putin had just voted in the presidential race and tried to steal the ballot box with his vote.

Drivers in Moscow anti-Putin protest

2012-02-19 20:15

Hundreds of Moscow drivers flying white balloons and ribbons have circled the Kremlin in a noisy protest against Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's probable return as president.

Anti-Putin protesters brave big freeze

2012-02-04 13:02

Tens of thousands of Russians marched in Moscow, braving freezing temperatures to challenge Vladimir Putin's grip on power a month before the premier stands in presidential elections.

Putin warns against possible poll run-off

2012-02-01 22:43

Russian strongman Vladimir Putin has acknowledged he could fail to score an outright victory in March presidential polls but warned any second round risked sparking political instability.

Putin: Russia will never be a dictatorship

2012-01-25 18:04

Russia will never become a dictatorship, says Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as he continued his bid for a third term as president despite unprecedented protests against his rule.

1000s protest again over Russia vote

2011-12-18 16:00

Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Moscow and St Petersburg for a second weekend of protests over Russia’s fraud-tainted parliamentary vote.

Putin 'happy' with protests

2011-12-15 14:30

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has dismissed opposition allegations of fraud and says he will not bow to calls at mass protests for the poll to be rerun.

Russia vote will stand

2011-12-12 18:00

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's spokesperson has said the results of contested parliamentary polls will stand despite massive street protests and a probe by the election authorities.

10 000 in Saint Petersburg vote protest

2011-12-10 15:39

Around 10 hospital000 protesters in Russia's second city of Saint Petersburg joined a nationwide demonstration against disputed elections won by Vladimir Putin's ruling party.

Russia sets presidential poll date

2011-11-25 13:09

The upper house of Russia's parliament has formally set March 04 2012 as the date for the presidential election, a vote expected to see Vladimir Putin return to the top job.

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