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#United Russia

# united-russia - Sunday 18 September, 2016

Putin's party dominates elections with 45% of the vote

The election follows a tumultuous few years that have seen Russia seize the Crimea peninsula from Ukraine and start a military operation in Syria.

# united-russia - Sunday 12 July, 2015

Russian 'anti-gay fever' flag shares its inspiration with Irish No campaign

A Mammy, Daddy and their kids have been causing an awful stir this week.

# united-russia - Friday 25 January, 2013

Russian parliament approves bill that could outlaw gay kissing

The Bill was only opposed by one MP out of 450, and could lead to fines for any gay demonstrations in public.

# united-russia - Monday 15 October, 2012

Putin loyalists set to win Russian local elections

Observers from the independent monitoring organisation Golos recorded more than 1,000 violations nationwide, including voter roll irregularities and multiple voting.

# united-russia - Tuesday 27 December, 2011

Putin says he wants clean presidential vote

The Russian Prime Minister says he wants a transparent and fair presidential election but has ruled out a rerun of the contested parliamentary ballot.

# united-russia - Saturday 24 December, 2011

Massive protests take place in Russia over alleged election fraud

Tens of thousands of Russians have taken to the streets of Moscow to protest against alleged election fraud.

# united-russia - Thursday 15 December, 2011

Putin mocks opposition but accepts 'lawful' protests on TV phone-in

The Russian prime minister appeared on a television phone-in show defending the recent parliamentary election result amid claims of vote-rigging.

# united-russia - Monday 12 December, 2011

Russia's third-richest man to challenge Putin for presidency

Mikhail Prokhorov, the owner of the New Jersey Nets basketball team, says he will contest the election next March.

# united-russia - Saturday 10 December, 2011

In pictures: Thousands of Russians join biggest protests since Soviet era Russia This post contains images

In pictures: Thousands of Russians join biggest protests since Soviet era

Tens of thousands of people thronged Moscow to demand an end to the rule of Vladimir Putin.

# united-russia - Thursday 8 December, 2011

From The Daily Edge Medvedev 'accidentally' retweets obscene pro-government message Russia

Medvedev 'accidentally' retweets obscene pro-government message

A tweet from an outgoing parliamentary official, with some rather unparliamentary language, gets retweeted to 740,000 followers.

# united-russia - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

Mikhail Gorbachev calls for a new vote in Russia

The former Soviet leader said the Russian authorities “must admit that there have been numerous falsifications and ballot stuffing”.

YouTube videos may show evidence of Russian election fraud Russia This post contains videos

YouTube videos may show evidence of Russian election fraud

Disgruntled Russian voters have been sharing videos which purport to show extensive rigging in Sunday’s parliamentary election.

# united-russia - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

Russia: Protesters alleging election fraud clash with police in Moscow Russia This post contains images

Russia: Protesters alleging election fraud clash with police in Moscow

At least 250 people were detained by police at a protest in downtown Moscow that included flare-type fireworks thrown at a group of pro-Kremlin youth

# united-russia - Monday 5 December, 2011

Putin's party hangs onto its majority - just

With about 96 per cent of precincts counted, United Russia was leading with 49.5 per cent of the vote – a significant step down from its previous majority of 64 per cent.

# united-russia - Sunday 4 December, 2011

Exit poll shows support for Putin's party down in Russia

The election is seen as a referendum on prime minister Vladimir Putin’s popularity as he bids to regain the presidency.

Russia's ruling party wary as nation votes

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s United Russia could lose its two-thirds majority in the Duma, the Russian parliament’s lower chamber, according to respected opinion polls.

# united-russia - Sunday 27 November, 2011

Vladimir Putin tells West not to interfere in Russian politics

Formally announcing his presidency bid, the current PM warned Western leaders not to meddle in Russian polls.

# united-russia - Thursday 24 November, 2011

Russia faces protests over 'gay propaganda' law

The St Petersburg legislation would effectively ban any gay pride events for promoting “sodomy or lesbianism”

# united-russia - Saturday 24 September, 2011

Putin to run for Russian presidency in 2012

Vladimir Putin is to run for the Russian presidency next year, while current president Dmitry Medvedev is set to take over as prime minister.