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Elections in the Russian Federation: 2018 Presidential Election
On March 18, Russian citizens went to the polls for presidential elections. Incumbent President Vladimir Putin contested the election as an independent, despite consistently representing the ruling United Russia party in previous elections. To help you understand this important electoral process, the IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in the Russian Federation: 2018 Presidential Election.
Elections in the Russian Federation: 2016 Parliamentary Elections
On September 18, Russian voters will elect 450 Deputies to the Russian Federation State Duma (lower house of Parliament). These elections will be held under a new electoral system.
News & Updates
IFES Statement on the departure of USAID from Russia
IFES is troubled by the imminent departure of USAID from Russia. The closing of USAID's office and its support will present additional challenges for Russian citizens and organizations in the pursuit of democratic development.
Elections in Russia: The March 4 Presidential Election
Protests following the December 2011 State Duma elections revealed a change in the dynamic between the Russian population and the Kremlin, leaving many to wonder how this growing grassroots movement will impact the March 4 presidential election and its aftermath.
News & Updates
Russia's Democratic Awakening
Irina Zaslavskaya, a native of St. Petersburg who facilitated IFES’ first interaction with Russia’s election commission, talks to us about helping empower the first post-Soviet election management bodies and the yearning for dignity before one’s government.
News & Updates
Democracy in Russia: Inching Toward Progress?
On the 20th anniversary of the failed coup in Russia, Irina Zaslavskaya, Program Officer in IFES’s Europe and Asia division and a native of St. Petersburg, shares her thoughts with us.
Final Report, Russia Project, April 15, 1998-June 30, 2001
This Final Project Report details the activities carried out in Russia from May 1998. The impacts of the project, as well as the "lessons learned" over the course of the project are discussed in the report. Specifically, the report covers three topics; elections systems development, elections technical assistance and the media and elections.
August 31, 2001
The Media and the Presidential Elections in Russia 2000
This guide covers legal as well as various practical issues related to the participation of TV and radio companies and editorial offices of periodicals in the running of the 2000 presidential elections in the Russian Federation.
May 31, 2000
Parliamentary And Presidential Elections in Russia, 1999-2000 (Technical Assessment)
This report includes recommendations and suggestions that are designed to promote the continued success of the electoral process in the Russian Federation. The report was conducted for the Parliamentary and Presidential Elections in Russia from 1999 and 2000.
April 30, 2000
The 1999 Election to the Russian State Duma: Findings and Recommendations
This brief report of presents findings from the 1999 Russian Duma elections. IFES proposes to the Central Election Committee areas in need of improvement so as to ensure freer and fairer democratic elections in Russia.
January 31, 2000