Tag Archive | elections

OSCE Observers on Russian Election Outcome

“A statement from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe says there was no real competition. It says abuse of government resources ensured that the winner was never in doubt.”   Click here to continue reading. Advertisements

LiveJournal: Russia’s unlikely internet giant

thebigfivenews: As Russia prepares to elect a new president this weekend, voters are more fired up than they have been for a decade. It’s partly due to an internet revolution that has challenged the state’s power to control public opinion – and to the blogging platform LiveJournal. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17177053

Putin Is For Lovers of the Day:

thedailywhat: 2012-02-27 20:08 With the Russian presidential election less than a week away, and with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin practically assured a third term, the former head of the FSB is free to have a little fun with his campaign ads. And by “have a little fun,” I mean produce a creepy campaign ad suggesting […]

How Russians Are Tracking Elections on Social Media

What stands out as some of the most useful social media tools to drive the Russian protests? This article features YouTube and Twitter prominently as mobilizing the Russian opposition against election fraud. “’These elections are for the first time taking place in a real situation of parallel information flows – the official one and the […]