Why the Kremlin Is Still Afraid of Elections

In a comment piece in The Moscow Times, Nikolai Petrov, a scholar in residence at the Carnegie Moscow Centre, argues that the Russian authorities are afraid of elections and of the scandals resulting from the Kremlin's manipulation of elections. They are therefore making large-scale use of administrative resources to ensure electoral victory in the upcoming regional elections without having to resort to widespread falsification again.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012