Volker Tschapke

Versions of names: Фолькер Чапке; Volker Friedrich Karl Chapke

Volker Tschapke is a founder and honorary president of the Prussian Society Berlin-Brandenburg e.V.

Tschapke has been cooperating with Yevgeny Prigozhin's AFRIC since 2018 and took part in several politically biased election observation missions organized by AFRIC in Africa.


AFRIC observers at the 2018 Zimbabwean general elections

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Institutional affiliation to the Prussian Society Berlin-Brandenburg e.V. (Honorary President)

I was touched with many young people standing in the queues waiting to vote. It was a great day for Zimbabweans.

It is something unique. We have never had that in the world because it was totally peaceful and there was no drop of blood. This is a very important foundation for the coming elections. We are proud and it is very critical that we are here and see what is going on. What we have realised is good. It is like a mood before Christmas, everybody is happy about what is coming. It is very peaceful.

International experts at the 2020 All-Russian Voting in Russia

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Institutional affiliation to the Prussian Society Berlin-Brandenburg e.V. (Honorary President)

Individual Observers at the 2023 territorial pseudo-elections in the occupied territories of Ukraine


Institutional affiliation to Prussian Society Berlin-Brandenburg e.V. (Honorary President)

I am pleased to be here, I came as an expert for the elections. I believe that this is a very important and responsible moment that I am here. This is the fourth time I have been in Russia as an expert in different elections, today we visited several polling stations, and I noticed the changes.” [Translated from Russian]

I was impressed by the standards of the voting here, they were very high. When I return, I will try to talk about what I saw, and I hope that this will help improve relations between our countries. I thank everyone for the honest, impartial organization of the voting. [Translated from Russian]

Corresponding elections

On 30 July 2018, Zimbabwe held general elections to elect the president and members of both houses of parliament. For the first time since 2002, Western institutions sent several missions to monitor the elections in Zimbabwe following the coup d’état in 2017.
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”.
From 8 to 10 September 2023, the Russian forces organised widely condemned regional and municipal elections in the regions of occupied Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson. The results were largely rejected by the international community, with North Korea and Syria being the only ones to explicitly recognise them.