Tag: Regions

BMB: Navalny in the Regions – Social media data tells us where he’s most popular

Article published on the Bear Market Brief website on March 8th, 2018. In early December, all the information about one of Alexei Navalny’s regional campaign offices disappeared from the campaign website of the activist-turned-opposition-politician. The Popular Headquarters of Yessentuki had been set up less than six months earlier and was one of the Putin critic’s ...

BMB: Are Protests on the Rise Accross Russia? Data Says “Probably”

Article published on the Bear Market Brief website on November 28th, 2017. Lawyers may seem an unlikely bunch to go on strike, especially in Russia. Yet, in September and October, lawyers’ associations in several Russian regions (Sverdlovsk, in the Urals, Chelyabinsk, near Kazakhstan, and Karelia, on the border with Finland) called on their court-appointed members to stop ...

BMB: Russia – In Search of the Unexpected – The September 10th elections in the regions

Article published on the Bear Market Brief on September 19, 2017. The electoral success of the United Democrats in Moscow on 10 September was the most widely commented upon after the more than 6,000 local and regional elections held across Russia that day (see this report by the Moscow Times). Surprises were harder to find in the ...

BMB: Russia – The September 10th gubernatorial elections – What’s the Deal?

Bear Market Brief / On September 10th, 16 Russian regions will hold gubernatorial elections. Nearly all of the leading candidates were named acting governors by Vladimir Putin either this year or last, and there is little doubt that they will secure victory. But the vote, less than a year before the presidential election, will represent ...