Promoting the Presidential “Daisy”

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The State Duma elections scheduled for September 2016 will be a prominent milestone in the sweeping political reform introduced by Vladimir Putin back in 2012. Nevertheless, Alexei Zudin, political analyst, expert at the Institute of Socio-Economic and Political Research, believes that we have every expectation of witnessing substantive changes in the Russian political system in 2016-2018.

Russian Parties Mapping Out Campaign Strategies

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In recent weeks the political parties’ activity has been surging unexpectedly. “United Russia”, the Communist Party and the “Party of Growth” are enthusiastically discussing their campaign strategy at caucuses, plenary sessions and forums. “Fair Russia” (or “Just Russia”) has also been actively preparing for the electoral season. The expert community has already commented on recent debates and ponders on the electoral outcome.