GOLOS Association

GOLOS Association

The GOLOS Association (Cyrillic: ГОЛОС, meaning "vote" or "voice") is a Russian civilian organization established in year 2000 to protect electoral rights of citizens and to foster civil society. As of 2008, the organization covers 40 Russian regions.

Since year 2002 GOLOS monitors elections and referendums of all levels.

In the March 2008 presidential election and accompanying local elections, GOLOS representatives found many irregularities, including the following.

The group publishes a newspaper Grazhdansky Golos (Civil Voice).


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