Putin nominates his deputy chief of staff for State Duma speaker
The president has urged the parliament to support the candidacy of Vyacheslav Volodin
Russian Election Commission confirms recent State Duma elections as legitimate and valid
The United Russia party received 343 mandates
Russian MP says Ukraine’s calls not to recognize Russian elections are ridiculous and void
Earlier in the day, Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada passed a resolution on non-recognition of the legitimacy of Russia’s parliamentary elections over voting in Crimea
Speaker says parliamentary elections proven transparent thanks to new election committee
he State Duma elections were held on September 18 on a mixed basis: 225 members of parliament were elected by party tickets, while the other 225 were elected in one-seat constituencies
Crimea’s head says EU’s refusal to recognize election results in Crimea 'predictable'
Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada, or Parliament, on Tuesday refused to recognize the legitimacy of the Russian polls and their results
Expert: Non-recognition of Russian elections by Ukraine 'has nothing to do with real life'
The expert believes that Ukrainian lawmakers "can just as well refuse to recognize the existence of sunspots, lunar mare seas or other galaxies"
Russian official sees no legal grounds not to recognize elections in Crimea
A number of Western countries have been calling not to recognize Sunday’s elections to the Russian State Duma in Crimea
Ukraine’s parliament refuses to recognize legitimacy of Russian elections over Crimea
The relevant resolution won support from 264 Ukrainian lawmakers whereas 226 votes are needed to pass a bill or a resolution
Russian diplomat refutes OSCE’s claims about unequal airtime between candidates
The diplomat has said that he was upset with one of the OSCE's special coordinator for the elections, Ilkka Kanerva’s, statements about the recent parliamentary elections in Russia