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Moscow mayor election

An unusual thing happened in Moscow last week: for the first time in 10 years, there was a mayoral election. Even more unusual, there was a real oppositional candidate. A borderline crazy part of the story is that the elections were closely observed by independent contollers, who prevented massive fraud. The whole story plus a lot of basic political vocabulary - in this episode of Ruspod Shorts.


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Vocabulary

голос
[GOH-las]

voice, vote

голосование
[goh-loh-soh-VAH-nee-yeh]

voting

выбор
[VYH-bor]

choice

выборы
[VYH-boh-ryh]

election

парламент
[pahr-LAH-myent]

parliament

Дума
[DOO-mah]

Duma, the Russian Parliament

депутат
[dyeh-poo-TAHT]

deputy, lawmaker

партия
[PAHR-tee-yah]

political party

кандидат
[kahn-dee-DAHT]

candidate

мэр
[mehr]

mayor