PRAGUE, Dec. 8 (Xinhua) -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday said authorities would investigate the alleged fraud in the country's Sunday election, adding the election results were in line with expectations.
Putin officially submits application to run for presidency
MOSCOW, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Wednesday officially submitted the paperwork required to register as a candidate in Russia's March 4 presidential election.
The documents included an official nomination from the ruling United Russia party, which chose Putin, the party's leader, as its presidential candidate in its November congress. Full story
U.S. criticism on Duma election "unacceptable": Russian FM
MOSCOW, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- The comment of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the Russian parliamentary election was unacceptable, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.
Clinton said earlier Tuesday that the Russian Duma elections held on Sunday were "neither free nor fair". Some other White House officials also said Washington was seriously concerned by the Russian election. Full story
Russia's Putin: ruling party's support decline "inevitable"
MOSCOW, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- The slump in public support for the ruling United Russia party, as shown in Sunday's State Duma election, was inevitable, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Tuesday.
"There were losses (of votes) but it's inevitable for any political force, especially the one that has been ruling the country for years," Putin, who is also head of the party, told senior regional officials in a conference. Full story