Sunday, August 22, 2021

Russian Women Vote for United Russia and Their Numbers Give It a Built-In Advantage, Chadayev Says

Paul Goble

            Staunton, August 20 – Sixty percent of voters in Russian elections are women because they live longer and thus are part of a cohort that votes more regularly than do those in younger age groups, and the women are far more likely to vote for United Russia than are men, Aleksey Chadayev says.

            The political analyst says that fewer than a third of women have a negative attitude about the party of power while almost half – 47 percent – of men do. Consequently, “it turns out that the party of power in Russia owes its electoral successes to women!” (

            According to Chadayev, “the ty0ical mass voter [in Russia] is a single mother who votes on the basis of the principle ‘who will help me the most” and who has a negative view about men in general. Indeed, “for her” in many cases, “the collective Putin is just a substitute” for a man who has abandoned her or who in any cases is absent.


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