Legitimacy for Post-crimea Political Order. Russian Presidential Elections

Legitimacy for Post-crimea Political Order. Russian Presidential Elections

Written on 04/09/2018



The Russians have overwhelmingly supported the so-called the post-Crimea political order. For the first time in Russian history, one candidate was supported by more than half of all citizens entitled to vote in the elections. The 2018 Russian presidential elections were in fact a referendum on the political course launched by Vladimir Putin in 2014. It should not come as a surprise that the event had been scheduled for 18 March, which symbolically marked the fourth anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea.