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Russia After the Elections:Duma Votes Reflect North-South Divide

While pro-government and pro-reform parties led in Moscow and St. Petersburg, the Communist Party surged in most of Russia’s provinces. Support for anti-reform parties was concentrated in regions south of the 55th parallel by ROBERT W. ORTTUNG and SCOTT PARRISH AS THE ACCOMPANYING MAPS AND TABLE demonstrate, a strong north-south divide in Russian politics was […]