Russia Elections: Three Ways Putin Gets the Results He Wants

September 17, 2016 10:19 AM

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MOSCOW — Vladimir Putin's United Russia party is widely expected to tighten its grip on power during parliamentary elections on Sunday.

Russian voters' 2011 trip to the ballot box was plagued by mass fraud, according to Western observers. Hillary Clinton, who was secretary of state at the time, called that election "neither free nor fair" and it triggered weeks of protests.

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