Gregory Simons

Versions of names: Грегори Саймонс
Sweden/New Zealand

Gregory Simons is an Associate Professor at the Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Uppsala University. He is a member of the pro-Kremlin and pro-Assad Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media. Organised a lecture delivered by a British pro-Putin and pro-Assad activist Vanessa Beeley at the Uppsala University’s International Summer School in 2018.

Corresponding elections

legitimate
On the single voting day on 8 September 2019, Russia elected governors in 19 federal subjects and members of legislative bodies in 13 federal subjects. In July 2019, the Moscow City Election Commission (MCEC) refused to register the overwhelming majority of independent opposition candidates for the elections to the Moscow City Duma. This provoked mass protests in Moscow and undermined the legitimacy of the elections.