The Foreign Desk

Explainer 182: What do Moscow’s elections tell us about Putin’s grip on power?

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11 September 2019

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Last weekend’s municipal elections in Moscow shouldn't have made international news. However, due to some less-than-subtle silencing, imprisoning and broad-daylight beating of the opposition, Vladimir Putin made sure they did. Did the protests, and significant losses at the ballot box for Putin’s supporters, mark a shift?

11 September 2019

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