Eurasia This Week: August 25, 2022

August 25, 2022

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

The old city Duma building in Moscow, where the local government met until 1917. Photo credit: Wikimedia/Gennady Grachev (CC BY 2.0)

Upcoming Eurasia Elections

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

RFE/RL (August 25, 2022): Russian Court Orders Release Of Former Mayor Charged With ‘Discrediting Armed Forces’

Max Seddon, Financial Times (August 24, 2022): Russian opposition politician arrested over Ukraine war criticism: Former mayor of Ekaterinburg faces up to three years in prison on charges of ‘discrediting Russia’s armed forces’

Marc Bennetts, Times of London (August 24, 2022): Kremlin orders arrest of the last free opposition figure in Russia

Lucia Stein, Lucy Sweeney and Rebecca Armitage, ABC News Australia (August 22, 2022): Vladimir Putin’s spiritual guide loses his daughter in a fiery explosion. But was the true target of the bomb her father?

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

Moscow Times (August 26, 2022): Kremlin Seeks ‘Limited’ Ukraine Annexation Vote – Reports

RFE/RL (August 24, 2022): In Pictures: Ukraine’s Path To Independence In 1991

Moldova Local Elections: October 2023 (due)

Christopher Booth, The Spectator (August 27, 2022): Can Moldova resist Russia’s embrace?

Past Eurasia Elections

Kyrgyzstan Early Parliamentary Elections: November 28, 2021

Ekaterina Reznikova and Aidai Irgebaeva, The Diplomat (August 24, 2022): How Kyrgyzstan Is Losing its Transparency: Kyrgyzstan’s government, long known as Central Asia’s most democratic, is becoming less and less transparent — and the country’s once-active civil society appears unconcerned.

Eurasia Elections Coming Up in 2022 and 2023

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

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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