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Russian election: Putin's party wins absolute majority

President Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party is on track to take more than three-quarters of the 450 seats following this weekend’s parliamentary elections.

President Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party is on track to take more than three-quarters of the 450 seats following this weekend’s parliamentary elections.

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United Russia Party's victory clears way for Putin's 4th term

Putin’s, United Russia party’s landslide victory in this weekend’s parliamentary elections, where they were on track to increase their majority to 76 percent, gives Vladimir Putin a clear run at a fou

Putin’s, United Russia party’s landslide victory in this weekend’s parliamentary elections, where they were on track to increase their majority to 76 percent, gives Vladimir Putin a clear run at a fou

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Russians go to polls in parliamentary election

Russians are going to the polls in a parliamentary election, expected to give the ruling United Russia party even greater dominance of the lower house.

Russians are going to the polls in a parliamentary election, expected to give the ruling United Russia party even greater dominance of the lower house.

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Russia: Politician's extraordinary tirade at pregnant journalist

The deputy speaker of Russia’s parliament, Vladimir Zhirinovsky has been urged to resign after verbally insulting a pregnant reporter at a press

The deputy speaker of Russia’s parliament, Vladimir Zhirinovsky has been urged to resign after verbally insulting a pregnant reporter at a press

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Duma vote brings Crimea a step closer to full Russian integration

Russia’s State Duma, the lower house of parliament, has overwhelmingly approved a treaty to annex Crimea from Ukraine, taking the Black Sea peninsula

Russia’s State Duma, the lower house of parliament, has overwhelmingly approved a treaty to annex Crimea from Ukraine, taking the Black Sea peninsula

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Duma votes to annex Crimea, brings full integration a step closer

Russia’s State Duma, the lower house of parliament, has overwhelmingly approved a treaty to annex Crimea from Ukraine, taking the Black Sea peninsula

Russia’s State Duma, the lower house of parliament, has overwhelmingly approved a treaty to annex Crimea from Ukraine, taking the Black Sea peninsula

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Russia: Law banning foreign accounts for officials comes into force

From today, any Russian politician or official found with a foreign bank account will face the sack or be forced to resign. The law was passed in

From today, any Russian politician or official found with a foreign bank account will face the sack or be forced to resign. The law was passed in

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Russian NGOs face more scrutiny

Russia’s parliament has been discussing tightening the law that regulates charities and campaign groups that engage in political activities and

Russia’s parliament has been discussing tightening the law that regulates charities and campaign groups that engage in political activities and

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Critics see red over Russia's internet blacklist

Russia has begun blacklisting websites it considers a threat to children. A new law that was passed by parliament in the summer has come into

Russia has begun blacklisting websites it considers a threat to children. A new law that was passed by parliament in the summer has come into

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Duma votes anti-Putin MP out of parliament

A Russian MP who turned against President Putin has been voted out of the lower house of parliament, the Duma. Gennady Gudkov was expelled by 291

A Russian MP who turned against President Putin has been voted out of the lower house of parliament, the Duma. Gennady Gudkov was expelled by 291

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Russian Duma's rough start

The elections earlier this month for the new Russian Duma brought ordinary people out in the biggest protests since the breakup of the old Soviet

The elections earlier this month for the new Russian Duma brought ordinary people out in the biggest protests since the breakup of the old Soviet

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Putin ally presides Duma as protests continue

A close ally of Vladimir Putin has been elected speaker of Russia’s State Duma, at its first sitting since a parliamentary poll critics say was

A close ally of Vladimir Putin has been elected speaker of Russia’s State Duma, at its first sitting since a parliamentary poll critics say was

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Russian parliament meets despite poll protests

Russia’s lower house of parliament, the State Duma, has convened for the first time since this month’s elections sparked widespread protests. In a

Russia’s lower house of parliament, the State Duma, has convened for the first time since this month’s elections sparked widespread protests. In a

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Medvedev ends opposition hopes of ballot re-run

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has led the first formal proceedings of the new parliament, killing off any opposition hopes of a re-run of the

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has led the first formal proceedings of the new parliament, killing off any opposition hopes of a re-run of the

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Electoral Commission head in Russia sure of ballot

Exactly a week after an election in Russia that many are claiming was fraudulent, euronews has spoken to Chairman of the Central Election Commission

Exactly a week after an election in Russia that many are claiming was fraudulent, euronews has spoken to Chairman of the Central Election Commission

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Russia : protesters spell out their demands

Leaders of the opposition, wanting to avoid any trouble with the authorities led demonstrators from Revolution Square where Saturday’s rally was

Leaders of the opposition, wanting to avoid any trouble with the authorities led demonstrators from Revolution Square where Saturday’s rally was

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Cities across Russia join in vote fraud protests

Russian police say 25,000 people are in Moscow’s Bolotnaya Square for the rally against what they believe was a fraudulent election last Sunday

Russian police say 25,000 people are in Moscow’s Bolotnaya Square for the rally against what they believe was a fraudulent election last Sunday

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Day of anti-Putin demonstrations across Russia

Nationwide protests about the last Sunday’s elections are taking place in Russia today, with demonstrators angry at Prime Minister Vladimir Putin

Nationwide protests about the last Sunday’s elections are taking place in Russia today, with demonstrators angry at Prime Minister Vladimir Putin

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From the Volga to Vladivostok - Disunited Russia

Discontent among Russians over the administration manifested itself about as far from Moscow as you can get. In Vladivostok on the Pacific coast

Discontent among Russians over the administration manifested itself about as far from Moscow as you can get. In Vladivostok on the Pacific coast

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Putin declares candidacy amid protests

Accusations of vote rigging following the Russian parliamentary elections have unified Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s diverse enemies, causing the

Accusations of vote rigging following the Russian parliamentary elections have unified Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s diverse enemies, causing the

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Anger over arrest of Russian blogger

A high profile anti-Kremlin activist has been arrested for taking part in a protest against alleged fraud in Russia’s general election. Supporters of

A high profile anti-Kremlin activist has been arrested for taking part in a protest against alleged fraud in Russia’s general election. Supporters of

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Russia's message to Putin-Medvedev

With United Russia’s support dented in the country’s parliamentary elections, questions are now being asked about whether the Putin-Medvedev

With United Russia’s support dented in the country’s parliamentary elections, questions are now being asked about whether the Putin-Medvedev

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Doubts over integrity of Russian election

The European monitoring group the OSCE has expressed concern about fairness of the Russian election. OSCE Parliamentary Assembly President, Petros

The European monitoring group the OSCE has expressed concern about fairness of the Russian election. OSCE Parliamentary Assembly President, Petros

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Fraud claims overshadow Russian election

The Russian election has been marked by protests in Moscow and St Petersburg, with activists claiming the outcome was rigged by the Kremlin. The

The Russian election has been marked by protests in Moscow and St Petersburg, with activists claiming the outcome was rigged by the Kremlin. The

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Russian Elections: Latest results

With 60% of the ballots counted, results show Vladimir Putin’s ruling party making steady gains following a poor start.   United Russia have now

With 60% of the ballots counted, results show Vladimir Putin’s ruling party making steady gains following a poor start.   United Russia have now

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Russia votes in parliamentary election

Voting has begun in Russia’s parliamentary elections. Seven parties are competing for seats in the lower house or State Duma. The poll is a test

Voting has begun in Russia’s parliamentary elections. Seven parties are competing for seats in the lower house or State Duma. The poll is a test

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International monitors complain of detention before Russian election

Polls open for parliamentary elections in Russia on Sunday. However, on Saturday – the ‘day of silence’ when no campaigning is allowed – the

Polls open for parliamentary elections in Russia on Sunday. However, on Saturday – the ‘day of silence’ when no campaigning is allowed – the