‘We weren’t afraid of them — but they were very afraid of us’: raine will determine if Putin cancels Russia’s elections in September, sources tell Meduza

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On May 17, lawmakers in the State Duma discussed the possibility of cancelling both gubernatorial and regional and municipal elections scheduled for September 11, 2022. The stated reason is the need to support the president unanimously during Russia's "special military operation" in Ukraine. Meduza special correspondent Andrey Pertsev learned that Vladimir Putin has yet to reach a final decision about postponing the elections, but the Federal Security Service and National Security Council are lobbying hard to convince him that it's crucial. Original Article: https://meduza.io/en/feature/2022/05/17/we-re-flying-blind-now

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