Russia elections: Navalny allies claim symbolic wins in regional polls Allies of the poisoned opposition leader claim wins in Siberia as independent monitors condemned a reported "stream" of voting irregularities. Poisoned Russian opposition leader Navalny’s team scores in regional Russian elections — while in Berlin he gets out of bedAlexei Navalny’s candidates chipped away at the dominance of Vladimir Putin’s party in regional elections. Russia's ruling party loses majority in Siberian council targeted by stricken NavalnyThe ruling United Russia party secured landslide wins at weekend regional elections but lost its majority in a Siberian city council contested by supporters of stricken Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, partial results showed on Monday. Russians vote in regional polls overshadowed by Navalny poisoningComing a year before parliamentary elections Sunday's vote is seen as a key test of the Kremlin's electoral machine. Russia's regional elections pose serious test for pro-Kremlin partyRussians are casting votes to pick regional legislators and officials in an election seen as a serious test for the pro-Kremlin United Russia party. About 160,000 candidates are seeking seats in local parliaments and 20 regions are electing a new governor Russians vote in local elections in key test for ruling partyBefore being poisoned, Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was urging Russians to vote tactically by casting their ballot for candidates best placed to defeat the ruling United Russia party. Russia Holds Regional Polls in Shadow of Navalny's Poisoning - The Moscow TimesThe vote is also seen as a key test for the Kremlin as the ruling party that backs President Putin faces a popularity crisis. Navalny's illness energises push to challenge Kremlin at vote in Siberian townWhen Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny collapsed on a flight from the Siberian city of Tomsk last month, his allies, who had seen him healthy and full of energy just hours before, found it hard to get back to campaigning for this Sunday's local election.