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29th Jan 2023

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Support for Russia's ruling party drops ahead of elections

Support for Russia's pro-Kremlin ruling party has dropped to an eight-year low ahead of legislative elections in September where it seeks to retain a supermajority, independent poll results said according to the Moscow TImes. United Russia, which enjoys a two-thirds majority in the country's lower house of parliament, would receive 27 percent of the vote if it was held this Sunday, according to the Levada Centre independent polling agency.

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Why the new ECHR Ukraine-Russia ruling matters

The ECHR ruled that Russia was in "effective control" of separatist regions of Eastern Ukraine from 11 May 2014. In doing so, the court has formally acknowledged the inter-state character of the conflict and Russia's culpability for human rights abuses.

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