Activity of non-parliamentary opposition communities in social networks in the context of the Russian 2016 parliamentary election

  title={Activity of non-parliamentary opposition communities in social networks in the context of the Russian 2016 parliamentary election},
  author={Mikhail Myagkov and Evgeniy Shchekotin and Vitaliy V. Kashpur and Vyacheslav L. Goiko and Alexey A. Baryshev},
  journal={East European Politics},
  pages={483 - 502}
ABSTRACT This article aims to analyse the connection between the election to the Russian State Duma in September 2016 and the social network activity of members of the two non-parliamentary opposition groups: right-wing radicals and supporters of the opposition leader Alexei Navalny. For this purpose, the Right-Wing Online Activity Index and Navalny Supporters’ Online Activity Index were calculated. Then, using correlation analysis, relationships between the indices and the results of voting… 
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