Rep. Alcee Hastings is chairman of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (the Helsinki Commission).

The December 2 Russian State Duma elections were regrettably fraught with numerous violations -- failing to be called "free and fair" by election monitors.  President Putin and his “United Russia

On Thursday, December 6 at 10:00 a.m. in B-318 of the Rayburn House Office Building, I will hold a briefing on the Russian elections.  The briefing, entitled “The Duma Elections, Politics and Putin: Where is Russia Going?