Enjoying ad-free content?
Since July 1, 2024, we have disabled all ads to improve your reading experience.
This commitment costs us $10,000 a month. Your support can help us fill the gap.
Support us
Our journalism is banned in Russia. We need your help to keep providing you with the truth.

No Early Russian Presidential Elections Says Kremlin

AP/Alexei Druzhinin

The Kremlin has dismissed rumors of early presidential elections as “absolute speculation.”

Presidential spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told journalists that the issue was “not on the agenda.”

"This is absolute speculation,” Peskov said. “There are no such discussions in the Kremlin.”

A number of experts had claimed that the vote could be pushed forward to capitalize on the current popularity of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Many have argued that the president's ratings could suffer as the Russian electorate feel the effects of a range of cost-cutting measures designed to counter Russia's ongoing economic crisis.

Russia's presidential elections are currently due to take place in March 2018. Elections for the country's lower house of parliament, the State Duma, saw a landslide victory for the president's ruling United Russia party, which secured a parliamentary super-majority. International observers widely condemned the elections for their corruption. 

… we have a small favor to ask. As you may have heard, The Moscow Times, an independent news source for over 30 years, has been unjustly branded as a "foreign agent" by the Russian government. This blatant attempt to silence our voice is a direct assault on the integrity of journalism and the values we hold dear.

We, the journalists of The Moscow Times, refuse to be silenced. Our commitment to providing accurate and unbiased reporting on Russia remains unshaken. But we need your help to continue our critical mission.

Your support, no matter how small, makes a world of difference. If you can, please support us monthly starting from just $2. It's quick to set up, and you can be confident that you're making a significant impact every month by supporting open, independent journalism. Thank you.

paiment methods
Not ready to support today?
Remind me later.

Read more