On March 4, Russia goes to the polls to elect a new president. DW looks at the campaign, the candidates and the controversies surrounding the elections.
Mikhail Prokhorov is Russia's third richest man. Although he has little political experience, he plans to run against Vladimir Putin in the next presidential election. Will his challenge be permitted? And is it genuine? (17.01.2012)
Russia's anti-Putin movement has proven resilient, but the unpopular presidential candidate is also mobilizing his own supporters. February will likely shape up to be a month of heated sentiments in Russia. (04.02.2012)
Russians head to the polls on March 4 for a presidential vote in which Vladimir Putin is a clear favorite. But fears of election rigging abound. DW met two polling station chairwomen who were fired for reporting fraud. (22.02.2012)
Thousands of Russians opposed to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's planned return to the presidency have formed a human chain around Moscow, one week ahead of the presidential election which Putin easily expects to win. (26.02.2012)
Two months ahead of Russia's presidential election, shoe-in candidate Vladimir Putin has published his manifesto. Despite recent promises - and calls from protesters - there is no mention of political reforms. (13.01.2012)
More than a month on from disputed elections, a tense silence grips Russia with fresh protest planned for the beginning of February. Much-criticized Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is taking time out to reflect. (04.01.2012)
The Russian election campaign has been characterized by parodies and jokes - especially in social networks on the Internet - and more often than not, Vladimir Putin is the target. (01.03.2012)
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin faces four opponents in the presidential election on March 4. Reformers such as Grigory Yavlinsky have been barred from running. Is Putin's victory in the first round certain? (01.03.2012)
Russian journalists are complaining about layoffs, audits and censorship. It seems voices critical of the Kremlin are to be banished from the media before the presidential election. (01.03.2012)
Populism, Russian election-meddling, Chinese economic power: the list of challenges facing the EU is long, says the German chancellor. In a wide-ranging interview, she set out what Europe needs to do to survive.
According to a draft bill, Russian observers will be excluded from all future elections in Ukraine. The OSCE has misgivings, experts are torn between appreciation and criticism – and have offered a solution.
Two years after Russian election meddling, many US states are ill-prepared to prevent a repeat in the midterms. Georgia, with its electronic-voting-only system, is one of the most vulnerable targets.
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