THE CASPIAN REGION:Politics, Economics, Culture

Scientific journal

Ways to optimize the electoral system of Russia

2014. №1, pp. 79-90

Grishin Nikolai V. - Sc.D. (political), Astrakhan State University, 414056, Astrakhan, Tatishchev Str., 20 "a",

Marmilova Ekaterina P. - Ph.D. (historical), Astrakhan State University, 414056, Astrakhan, Tatishchev Str., 20 "a",

At present stage the Russian electoral system needs a systemic modernization to restore its ability to provide the most important political function. The paper presents some results for the implementation of the research project "Optimization of the Russian electoral system from sanation to development." It is proposed to expand the list of elected officials, the reform of the electoral commissions, modernization of the system of legal protection of the institution of elections.

Key words: избирательная система, выборы, избирательное право, электоральный кризис, электоральная реформа, модернизация, electoral system, elections, electoral law, electoral crisis, electoral reform, modernization