Image Russians are participating in a poll to elect seats in the House of Representatives, the House of Representatives of the Russian Parliament. The elections, which run until Sunday, will take place this year after a thorough crackdown on President Vladimir Putin’s opponents. The imprisoned Kremlin critic Alexena Warney’s “smart voting” bot disappeared from the Telegram Messenger app after Apple and Google made similar moves on Friday at the start of a three-day parliamentary vote.
President Vladimir Putin’s party was set to maintain a majority in parliament as Russia closed its three-day election on Sunday and most Kremlin critics were banned from running in the election.
In addition to United Russia, 13 more political parties are participating in the election.
Place of originPutin’s party set to retain parliament majority after polls