Eurasia This Week: September 29, 2022

September 29, 2022

A weekly review of news and analysis of elections in Eurasia, usually posted on Thursdays and occasionally updated throughout the week.

Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine after Russian shelling. Zaporizhzhia Oblast was one of the areas where Russia held sham referendums on annexation. Photo credit: Wikimedia/ (CC BY 4.0)

Upcoming Eurasia Elections

Kazakhstan Snap Presidential Election: November 20, 2022 and Snap Parliamentary Elections: Early 2023

Georgi Gotev, Euractiv (September 29, 2022): By welcoming draft-dodgers Kazakhstan increases distance from Russia

RFE/RL (September 27, 2022): Kazakhstan Plans Talks With Moscow Regarding Influx Of Russians Amid Military Call-Up

Trevor Filseth, National Interest (September 22, 2022): Kazakhstan’s Tokayev Takes a Gamble on Snap Elections

Ukraine Parliamentary Elections: By October 29, 2023 (due)

Brian Klaas, The Atlantic (September 29, 2022): Putin Didn’t Think He Would Fool Anyone: The sham referendum in Ukraine was for domestic consumption.

AFP (September 27, 2022): Kremlin Proxies Claiming Victory in ‘Sham’ Annexation Votes

David L. Stern and Robyn Dixon, Washington Post (September 24, 2022): With Kalashnikov rifles, Russia drives the staged vote in Ukraine

Past Eurasia Elections

Armenia Partial Local Elections: September 25, 2022

Taras Kuzio, Geopolitical Monitor (September 30, 2022): Time for Armenia to Abandon the Sinking Russian Ship

Ani Avetisyan, OC Media (September 27, 2022): Armenia’s ruling party takes hit in local votes

News.Am (September 25, 2022): Local elections kick off in 18 Armenia communities

Robert M. Cutler, Foreign Policy (September 22, 2022): Putin Is Turning Armenia Into a Russian Outpost: Moscow is losing regional influence—but it’s shoring up its position in Yerevan.

Russia Regional Elections (some regions): September 11, 2022

Emil Avdaliani, CEPA (September 27, 2022): Russians Dash for the Exits

Regional Analysis

Vitaly Portnikov, Visegrad Insights (September 27, 2022): Central Asia’s Reliance on Russia Has Made It Vulnerable to Conflict

Eurasia Elections Coming Up in 2022 and 2023

Kazakhstan Snap Presidential Election: November 20, 2022

Kazakhstan Snap Parliamentary Elections: Early 2023

Turkmenistan Parliamentary and Local Elections: March 2023 (due)

Moldova Local Elections: October 2023 (due)

Ukraine Parliamentary Elections: By October 29, 2023 (due)

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