Stanislav Kucher is editor-in-chief of the anti-censorship platform Samizdat Online and a former Russian television presenter. He left Russia in 2019. These are his thoughts on the Kremlin’s banning of opposition candidates and the impact it has on Russian elections.
SUBSCRIBER+EXCLUSIVE POINT OF VIEW – For months, Boris Nadezhdin was doing the unthinkable: he ran a campaign for the Russian presidency based on blunt criticism of Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine.
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