Alexis Tarrade

Versions of names: Алексис Таррад

Alexis Tarrade is a Frech politician, who regularly comments for the Russian state-controlled Sputnik website and is a close friend of Thierry Mariani. He resigned his duties at the Republican party in February 2020. Alexis Tarrade has been the President of the Union of French nationals living abroad in Russia (Union des Français de l'Etranger Délégation Russie) since 2015. In 2018, as part of the delegation led by Thierry Mariani, Tarrade illegally visited Eastern Ukraine to observe the illegitimate general elections in the DPR. Tarrade is a Secretary General of AFER Association providing expatriation assistance and advice. One of the AFER's sponsor is Thierry Mariani.


International experts at the 2020 All-Russian Voting in Russia

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Institutional affiliation to the Union of French nationals living abroad in Russia, "Union des Français de l'Etranger Délégation Russie" (President)

Official function: Institutional affiliation to the AFER Association (Secretary General)

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Individual observers at the 2018 general elections in the unrecognised Donetsk People’s Republic


Les Républicains (LR) / The Republicans

Ordinary party member

Official function: Institutional affiliation to Union des Français de l'Etranger Délégation Russie

Corresponding elections

On 11 November 2018, the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, located within the internationally recognised borders of Ukraine, held “elections” to elect a head of the “republic” and members of its “parliament”. The overwhelming majority of the world’s nations does not recognise the sovereignty of the Donetsk People’s Republic, while international institutions such as the OSCE ODIHR considered “elections” there as illegitimate and did not send international election observers there.
In order to have a possibility to stay in power until 2036, Russian President Vladimir Putin decided, in January 2020, to change the Constitution of the Russian Federation and legitimise its change through the “all-Russian voting”.