Welcome to Russian Presidential Election Chronicles

On 4th March, Russians will be heading to the polls to elect a new (?) President.


Is Vladimir Putin about to become Russia's longest serving leader? What are the chances of leadership change at the helm of the Russian Federation? Will the Russian governement allow a fair and transparent presidential campaign? Are there going to be truly transparent elections or will widespread electoral fraud undermine the legitimacy of the results?


France 24’s Russia Chronicles will give real-time coverage of the presidential campaign and elections as they unfold. 


The blog will feature exclusive interviews with political leaders from all parties and civil society representatives. Leading Russian political scholars and Russian journalists will give their analysis on the campaign.


We will also post video reports and posts from France 24’s correspondents.


And finally, we will bring you the best from the Russian internet election coverage – publications, videos and blogs  – where the diversity of opinion and freedom of expression truly thrive.


Vladimir SMEKHOV

Blog Producer

Comments or opinions expressed on this blog are those of the individual contributors only, and do not necessarily represent the views of FRANCE 24. The content on this blog is provided on an "as-is" basis. FRANCE 24 is not liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of the content or use of this blog.

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