Violations During the Parliamentary Elections

Russian courts received over 2,000 applications regarding violations during the parliamentary campaign and the election day, the Central Election Commission Deputy Chairman Stanislav Vavilov said. ‘As of January 20, investigators have opened 31 criminal cases. The courts have received 2,072 applications,’ said Vavilov.

Widespread claims of election rigging have triggered numerous rallies in more than 80 cities across Russia. The Moscow gathering attracted tens of thousand people making it the largest such event since the 1990s. Participants called for new elections and the firing of Central Election Commission head Vladimir Churov.