Support The Moscow Times!

Kremlin Vote on March 4

The 2012 presidential election will be held on March 4, a Central Elections Commission official said Thursday.

Russian legislation sets the first or second Sunday of March as possible dates for a presidential vote in 2012 but says elections must be held on a non-working day.

"The elections will be held on March 4," commission member Yelena Dubrovina said. "We can't [hold elections] on the 11th, because it will be a working day." March 11 will be a working day to allow for a long weekend following a public holiday on Thursday, March 8, International Women's Day.

(Reuters)

Read more

Independent journalism isn’t dead. You can help keep it alive.

As the only remaining independent, English-language news source reporting from Russia, The Moscow Times plays a critical role in connecting Russia to the world.

Editorial decisions are made entirely by journalists in our newsroom, who adhere to the highest ethical standards. We fearlessly cover issues that are often considered off-limits or taboo in Russia, from domestic violence and LGBT issues to the climate crisis and a secretive nuclear blast that exposed unknowing doctors to radiation.

Please consider making a one-time donation — or better still a recurring donation — to The Moscow Times to help us continue producing vital, high-quality journalism about the world's largest country.