Ist mit Alexej Nawalny in Haft das Oppositionsproblem für Wladimir Putin gelöst? Nein. In der Provinz gewinnen Kandidaten Wahlen, die eigentlich nicht siegen sollten.
The Kremlin has suffered a third weekend of election shocks, with its soldiers unexpectedly losing two gubernatorial races to scarcely credible “opposition” candidates. In both Khabarovsk Krai, in the Russian Far East, and Vladimir Oblast, just east of Moscow, handpicked Kremlin candidates lost second-round run-offs to members of Russia’s Liberal Democratic Party - but despite its name, the party is a decidedly undemocratic, nationalistic party, reportedly linked to the mafia.