Versions of names: Пан Давэй
Pan Dawei is the director of the Center for Russia Studies at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences.
Institutional affiliation to Russia and Central Asia Research Center, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences
The seventh presidential election in Russia was held on 18 March 2018. With the exception of the election in Russia-annexed Crimea, this election is considered legitimate. The election held in Crimea for the Russian presidency is internationally considered to be an illegitimate election, see more on this at the election page 2018 Russian presidential election in annexed Crimea. The election took place under restrictions on fundamental freedoms and limited space for political engagement.