'They Forced Me': Moscow Voters Explain Why They Voted En Masse
“We’re making a choice together” read the banners at Russia’s polling stations during its September 17-19, 2021 parliamentary-regional elections. For many Russian election observers, that was exactly the problem. They charge that organized, compulsory, group voting by public employees and military personnel were one of the largest voting violations in what they deem a violation-prone vote. Friday, September 17, the only working day in the three-day 2021 election, brought out scores of such apparent group voters at downtown Moscow polling stations visited by Current Time.