Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 156

Voter turnout for the elections was 65 percent nationwide, well above the 50.6 percent turnout recorded during the last Russian parliamentary elections of December 1993. Turnout is reported to have been higher in regions inhabited predominantly by ethnic Russians than in Russia’s ethnically-based republics. With the exception of Chechnya, voting took place without incident and there have so far been reports of only minor electoral violations. In Kazan, capital of Tatarstan, six Tatar nationalists were arrested when they tried to tear down Russian flags outside polling stations. (4)

Lebed Elected to Duma.