May 07, 2018
Deutsche Welle, Die Welt, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and numerous other key media report on EPDE's listing as "undesirable organization" by the Russian authorities.
April 16, 2018
The Central Election Commission did not publish 482 names out of 1513 foreign observers. We have identified and analysed their profiles: at least 68 of those "observers" whos positive statements were quoted by the state-controlled media throughout the election day, have been previously involved in pro-Kremlin activities.
March 20, 2018
EPDE's protest against the decision, taken by the Ministry of Justice on 13 March 2018, to classify it as "undesirable organization" is supported by a number of organisations and international actors.
In an open letter to Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Prosecutor General Yury Chaika, dozens of German scientists and representatives of think tanks protest against the listing of EPDE as “undesirable organisation”.
The use of administrative resources and irregularities in electoral campaign financing persist, according to the second Promo-LEX report on monitoring the new local elections.
According to ISFED, by-election in the majoritarian district of Khoni-Vani, held on 28 April, took place in a generally calm environment without significant violations.
This issue concerns the establishment of a working group to prepare for the second reading of the draft Electoral Code and the appointment process of new members of the Central Election Commission.