Protest of civil society organizations and political parties, 1 May 2004, Moscow. Source:

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Mission impossible - Election monitoring in Russia to be muzzled

The Golos Movement was declared a “foreign agent” by the Russian Ministry of Justice. Following the prevention of an international OSCE/ODIHR election observation mission under the pretext of pandemic protective measures and considerable restrictions by the CEC on the transmission of video recordings from polling stations, this latest development means that the State Duma elections will practically take place to the exclusion of independent and professional election observation.

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