Abstract

In the December 2011 protests that shook Russia, civic mobilization took place in two phases: first, in the form of a protest vote during the December State Duma elections, and second, in the postelection street protests in Moscow and in Russia’ s larger regional capitals. To its credit, the Russian opposition was able to quickly tie the problem of electoral fraud to the current structure of the Russian political system, and to speedily organize large protest rallies in response. Yet more needs to be done.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1086-3214
Print ISSN
1045-5736
Pages
pp. 55-62
Launched on MUSE
2012-07-13
Open Access
No
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