Russian Election Commission Head Says ‘No One Is Untouchable’ on Violations

Russian State Duma Building file photo

(Moscow Times – – June 6, 2016) The head of Russia’s Central Election Commission, Ella Pamfilova, said that an interdepartmental working group is being set up to quickly react to election violations, the Rossiiskaya Gazeta government daily reported Monday. The working group will include representatives of the Prosecutor General’s Office, the Interior Ministry and the Investigative Committee, Pamfilova said […]

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Autumn 1993 through American eyes

File Photo of Parliament Building Billowing Smoke in 1993

(Russia Beyond the Headlines – – Wayne Merry, special to RBTH – October 3, 2013) Wayne Merry, a retired diplomat who served at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow 20 years ago, recalls October 1993. E. Wayne Merry was in charge of the analysis and reporting of Russian domestic political affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow 1991-94. October 3, […]

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