Vote Monitors Await Russia’s Nod

Europe’s top elections watchdog hopes to send several hundred observers to monitor the State Duma elections, but the Central Elections Commission has yet to respond to a request to send a fact-finding mission in August. If the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe gets its way, it will be the first time since 2004 that a significant number of European and North American observers are present at a major election in Russia. The […]