Russia Elections 2018: Map of Putin’s (Real) Vote

Official results:

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Official results with adjustment for fraud (via Kireev):

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As blogger Ivan Vladimirov noted, and as the above map confirms, Putin has become the President of ethnic Russians. This stands to reason. For instance, it’s probably hard for many Dagestanis to see the appeal of Crimea. As opposed to, say, for the peoples of the Kuban.

Tatarstan also delivered a pretty low result, possibly over Tatar sullenness about Putin recently lifting the mandatory teaching of the Tatar language there, which was a source of ire for that region’s non-Tatar minorities.

Comments

  1. Felix Keverich says

    As blogger Ivan Vladimirov noted, and as the above map confirms, Putin has become the President of ethnic Russians.

    Putin appears to have outperformed in regions directly bordering the Ukraine. What does it mean? Are the people in these regions more Russian, i.e. with a stronger ethnic identity?

  2. I suppose the events in the Ukraine are closer to their lives, and there is an element of substantial ethnic/familial ties in the Kuban especially.

  3. reiner Tor says

    Or border change in Crimea matters more to them.

  4. Making people learn Tatar in an area with a slight Tatar majority hardly seems worth getting worked up about. AFAIK welsh lessons are held in schools in South Wales that haven’t spoken the language for hundreds of years.

    Adygea vs Krasnodar Krai is interesting. I wonder whether Ossetia would be natural nationalist territory; in my experience of “egghead emigres”, the most patriotic, nationalistic ones tended to be assimilatated , russified, non-russians.