RUSSIAN ELECTIONS

  • T'puram: meet on Putin's return as Russian president May 7, 2012

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Vladimir Putins return to presidency in Russia will be the subject of a discussion here on Monday. The secondtime president taking oath of office will be viewed live on the TV channel Russia Today at the discussion. Putin will assume office at 12 noon Moscow time (1.30 pm, Indian...
  • Russians head for polls to elect new president March 4, 2012

    Moscow: Russians started voting Sunday to elect the country's president for the fifth time in the nation's postSoviet history, the first in which the president will serve a sixyear term. Five candidates Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, Communist leader Gennady Zyuganov, nationalist Liberal Democratic Party head Vladimir Zhirinovsky, A Just Russia...
  • Russians vote in election test for Putin December 4, 2011

    Vladivostok: Vladimir Putin's ruling party could see its vast parliamentary majority cut back in elections that began on Sunday in the icy tundra and sparselypopulated swathes of Russia's far east. At polling stations from the Arctic to the shores of the Pacific Ocean, the election will indicate the scope of fatigue...