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Russia’s Failed e-Democracy? · Global Voices - http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/06/20/russias-failed-e-dem...
"In an attempt to engage the public in the government’s decisionmaking, last year the Kremlin launched an online portal called the Russian Public Initiative (ROI), allowing anyone with Internet access the chance to propose new legislation and vote on others’ petitions. Every initiative that collects 100 thousand votes within a year automatically goes to a government council, which determines if lawmakers in the Russian parliament will consider the legislation." ‎- silpol