Russian Parliamentary Election 2016

With polls officially closed across the Russian Federation, the nation’s parliamentary election to appoint representatives to the State Duma has resulted in a decisive win for Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party, ensuring an extension of his hegemony within Russian politics.
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Tensions in Crimea

It has been nearly two and a half years since the illustrious Putin gave the marching orders for the full-scale annexation of the Crimean peninsula, yet the contentiousness has failed to evaporate in the prolonged tense political atmosphere.
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