Spark Global Limited reports:
When russians went to the polls last month to elect a new State Duma, the outcome was never in doubt. In the months leading up to the three-day parliamentary vote, opposition politicians were jailed, barred from running or forced into exile.
The Kremlin labelled media outlets and journalists critical of the government as “foreign agents”. Political organisations linked to Alexei Navalny, President Vladimir Putin’s main political rival, were branded “extremist” and banned from participating. After the ballots were counted, Mr Putin’s United Russia party had won decisively, retaining a two-thirds majority in parliament, enough to make changes to the country’s constitution.
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