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Vote Monitoring

Report: Elections Official Warns of Use of Mobile Voting in Falsifications
17 February 2012
Deputy Mayor of Moscow Peter Biryukov assembled leaders of municipal social-rights centers to make arrangements for ensuring votes for presidential candidate Vladimir Putin, voter's rights defender Ilya Shablinsky said, Vedomosti reported.

Elections Watchdog Golos Forced Out of Office Building
16 February 2012
Independent election-monitoring group Golos is moving its Moscow office after its landlord demanded that the group cancel its rental contract early, a move Golos calls illegal.

Investigator Expresses Doubts About Authenticity of Footage
06 February 2012
By Alexandra Odynova
Most of the videos purportedly showing violations committed during the December parliamentary elections were "edited" and distributed online from the United States, investigators said Saturday, once again heating up anti-American rhetoric.

Putin Agrees to Collaborate With Election Observer Group
03 February 2012
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's presidential campaign said it would be willing to work with election observers from the newly formed civic group League of Voters, which was created in the wake of alleged mass falsifications by United Russia, the party Putin leads, in last year's State Duma elections.

Golos Calls Putin a Main Electoral Violator
31 January 2012
By Natalya Krainova
The country's only independent elections watchdog said it has detected fewer violations in the run-up to the presidential election than the State Duma vote but that one of the main violators is Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

OSCE Says Web Cameras Don't Replace Observers
27 January 2012
By Nikolaus von Twickel
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's promise to equip most of the country's 95,000 polling stations with web cameras for the upcoming presidential vote does not remove the need for election observers, the envoy of Europe's top elections watchdog said Thursday.

Election Webcam Installation Begins
23 January 2012
By Alexander Bratersky
An unprecedented new campaign kicked off over the weekend to install web cameras in every polling station around the country in an effort to prevent voting fraud.

Voters Create League, and Putin Offers Talks
19 January 2012
By Jonathan Earle
A group of prominent figures unveiled on Wednesday a grassroots group dedicated to fighting election fraud — and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin immediately declared that he was ready to meet with them.

95 People Punished Over 3,000 Parliamentary Vote Violations
19 January 2012
By Natalya Krainova
A total of 95 people across the country have been punished over some 3,000 legal violations during the State Duma elections last month, Prosecutor General Yury Chaika said Wednesday.

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