‘Not a vote, not a referendum, but a show’: Opposition cries foul as majority of Russians support Putin’s constitution overhaul

While the results show an overwhelming majority of Russians have backed a proposed broad package of amendments to the country’s constitution, many leading opposition figures have immediately cried foul. … Read More >‘Not a vote, not a referendum, but a show’: Opposition cries foul as majority of Russians support Putin’s constitution overhaul

Overwhelming support for Putin’s constitution changes a wake-up call for Westerners who claim Russian system is bound to collapse

The main takeaway from Russia’s ‘national vote’ on a series of amendments to the constitution is one a lot of people won’t want to hear: Most Russians want the country to plow its own furrow, regardless of what outsiders think. … Read More >Overwhelming support for Putin’s constitution changes a wake-up call for Westerners who claim Russian system is bound to collapse

Russians vote in favor of changes to constitution enabling Putin to remain as president until 2036 – preliminary results

Exit polls after the Russian constitutional vote show 71 percent of the country supported the proposed amendments while just over 28 percent were opposed. The amendments are major updates to Russia’s most important legal document. … Read More >Russians vote in favor of changes to constitution enabling Putin to remain as president until 2036 – preliminary results

Veteran Russian liberals Pozner & Pamfilova reject claims that constitutional changes are solely about a Putin 2036 power grab

The Western media has made Wednesday’s vote on Russia’s Constitution about one issue: Giving President Vladimir Putin the option to ‘rule’ until 2036. However, those who understand Russia better take a more nuanced view. … Read More >Veteran Russian liberals Pozner & Pamfilova reject claims that constitutional changes are solely about a Putin 2036 power grab