INSOR Russia: Institute of Contemporary Development
Updated April 18, 2019

January 27, 2012

Россия в иностранной прессе

RUSSIAN PRESIDENTIAL FIELD CLEARS AS ELECTIONS DRAW NEAR

The Voice of Russia

The Russian presidential elections are just a little over a month away. Even a large protest has already been approved and scheduled on Feb.4 calling for fair and transparent elections in anticipation of the upcoming presidential elections. The candidate field has been cleared and we now have a full picture of who it is going to be. The five official candidates are Vladimir Putin, Sergei Mironov, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, Gennady Zyuganov and Mikhail Prokhorov. Boris Makarenko, the director of Moscow's Center for Political Technologies, a nonpartisan consulting group, believes all of the candidates are the usual suspects who could offer some opposition to acting PM Putin, except Mikhail Prokhorov, Russian billionaire-turned-politician, who tried to lead a liberal party.