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Russia: Sochi's Mayoral Race

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Russia, Elections, Governance, Politics

Updates on the Sochi election – FP's Passport [1]: “The world's most entertaining mayor's race.” RFE/RL's The Power Vertical [2]: “The opposition sees opportunity. The Kremlin sees danger. And the pundits have something new to talk about.” Sean's Russia Blog [3]: “The election circus in Sochi has some new developments. The alleged polonium murderer Andrei Lugovoi won’t be running. […] But the big news concerns this week’s piss ammonia chloride [4] attack on ‘Kremlin critic’ Boris Nemtsov.”