Politics Vladimir Putin

  • MOSCOW, Sept 19- The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe criticised Russian parliamentary elections on Monday, saying they had been marred by curbs on basic rights and a lack of distinct political alternatives. Vladimir Putin's political allies won a landslide victory in the election, near final results showed on Monday, paving the way for...

  • *Ruling United Russia party increases its majority. MOSCOW, Russia, Sept 19- Vladimir Putin's political allies won a landslide victory in a parliamentary election in Russia, near final results showed on Monday, paving the way for Putin to run for a fourth term as president in 18 months if, as expected, he chooses to do so. The ruling United Russia party, founded by Putin...

  • MOSCOW, Sept 19- The landslide victory of the ruling United Russia party was a public vote of confidence in President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin said on Monday. "It is obvious that the overwhelming majority of voters in fact expressed their support for the president. Yet again, the president received such an impressive vote of confidence from the people, "Kremlin...

  • MOSCOW, Sept 19- The United Russia party backed by President Vladimir Putin has won 54.2 percent of the vote in a parliamentary election, based on the 90 percent of ballots counted by Monday morning, data from the election commission showed. However, nationwide turnout in Sunday's polls was a modest 47 percent, which analysts attribute largely to apathy among the...

  • Putin's party ahead in Russian elections

    CNBC's Geoff Cutmore reports on Russia's national parliamentary elections, in which Putin's party, United Russia, has taken a comfortable lead.

  • Russia Elections

    Recent events suggest there is clearly a ferocious struggle inside the Obama administration over relations with Russia, says Russian scholar Stephen Cohen.

  • Post-Putin

    Stratfor's Lauren Goodrich says Vladimir Putin will likely try to remain in a position of political power even after he has successors.

  • Russia Elections

    Stratfor's Lauren Goodrich says the pro-Putin United Russia party had struck several deals with the other political parties ahead of the elections.

  • Russia Election

    The low voter turnout at Russia's parliamentary elections suggests that citizens were resigned to the outcome, says Roubini Global Economics' Rachael Ziemba.

  • *Early figures show turnout low. MOSCOW/ UFA, Russia, Sept 19- Allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin comfortably won a parliamentary election, early results showed on Monday, but low turnout suggested a softening of enthusiasm for the ruling elite 18 months before the next presidential election. Putin, speaking to United Russia campaign staff a few minutes...

  • MOSCOW/ SARANSK, Russia, Sept 18- Allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin comfortably won a parliamentary election on Sunday, but early indications were that turnout was low, suggesting a softening of enthusiasm for the ruling elite 18 months away from the next presidential election. Putin, speaking to United Russia campaign staff a few minutes after...

  • MOSCOW, Sept 18- Russian President Vladimir Putin said the ruling United Russia party won Sunday's parliamentary election. "We can say with certainty that the party has won," Putin told campaign workers at the United Russia headquarters, standing alongside United Russia leader and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Alluding to a sharp slowdown in the Russian...

  • *Russia holding parliamentary elections on Sunday. *United Russia party seen gaining larger majority. MOSCOW/ SARANSK, Russia, Sept 18- The ruling United Russia party won 44.5 percent in a parliamentary election on Sunday, an exit poll showed, slightly down on the last election but still enough to preserve the dominance of President Vladimir Putin's allies in...

  • MOSCOW, Sept 18- The ruling United Russia party obtained 44.5 percent in Russia's parliamentary election on Sunday, an exit poll by the state-run VTsIOM pollster showed. United Russia, led by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, obtained 49 percent of the vote in the previous election in 2011.. Liberal opposition parties, the only group openly critical of Russian...

  • *Russia holding parliamentary elections on Sunday. MOSCOW/ SARANSK, Russia, Sept 18- The ruling United Russia party is expected to win even greater dominance over Russia's parliament in an election on Sunday, showing that support for President Vladimir Putin is holding up despite sanctions and a deep economic slowdown. By 1700 GMT on Sunday, most polling...

  • *Russia holding parliamentary elections on Sunday. MOSCOW, Sept 18- The ruling United Russia party is expected to win even greater dominance over Russia's lower house in a parliamentary election on Sunday, showing that support for President Vladimir Putin is holding up despite sanctions and a deep economic slowdown. Voting got under way at 2000 GMT on Saturday...

  • *Russia holding parliamentary elections on Sunday. MOSCOW, Sept 18- The ruling United Russia party is expected to win even greater dominance over Russia's lower house in a parliamentary election on Sunday, showing that support for President Vladimir Putin is holding up despite sanctions and a deep economic slowdown. Voting got under way at 2000 GMT on Saturday...

  • Vladimir Putin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin's party will be tested in parliamentary and regional elections this weekend.

  • *Russia holding parliamentary elections on Sunday. MOSCOW, Sept 18- The ruling United Russia party is expected to win even greater dominance over Russia's lower house in a parliamentary election on Sunday, showing that support for President Vladimir Putin is holding up despite sanctions and a deep economic slowdown. Voting got under way at 2000 GMT on Saturday...

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with President Barack Obama as they meet during the World Climate Change Conference 2015 at Le Bourget, France, November 30, 2015.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is expressing frustration at Washington's refusal to publish the Syrian cease-fire deal reached with Russia.