Stefano Bonilauri

Versions of names: Стефано Бонилаури

Stefano Bonilauri, is a member of the Italian far-right Northern League (or simply League) which opposes the EU sanctions imposed on Russia for its aggression against Ukraine, and which signed a coordination and cooperation agreement with the ruling Russian party “United Russia” in 2017. He is the former leader of the Italian far-right organisation “State and Power” (renamed “Patriotic Socialism”), which was ideologically inspired by Russian fascist Alexander Dugin, and organised the pro-Kremlin/DPR conference “Donbass: Russian Resistance in the Ukrainian War” in Italy in February 2015. He is the president of the Italian-Russian Cultural Association in Emilia Romagna.


Individual observers at the 2019 parliamentary elections in the unrecognised Republic of South Ossetia


Lega / League

Institutional affiliation to an Italian-Russian Cultural Association in Emilia Romagna

Corresponding elections

On 9 June 2019, the so-called Republic of South Ossetia, located within the internationally recognised borders of Georgia, held “parliamentary elections”. The overwhelming majority of the world’s nations does not recognise the sovereignty of the Republic of South Ossetia, while international institutions such as the OSCE ODIHR considered “elections” there as illegitimate and did not send international election observers there.