Following an official invitation to observe the 4 March 2012 presidential election and in accordance with its mandate, OSCE/ODIHR deployed an Election Observation Mission (EOM) for this election.
The Central Election Commission (CEC) of the Russian Federation invited the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE/ODIHR) to observe the 4 December 2011 parliamentary (State Duma) elections. Based on the recommendation of the Pre-Election Assessment Visit, the OSCE/ODIHR deployed an election observation mission (EOM).
In response to an invitation from the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation, ODIHR observed the 14 March 2004 presidential election in the Russian Federation.
Following an invitation by the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation, ODIHR established an election observation mission on 3 November.
Following an invitation from the Election Commission and the Head of Administration of the Chechen Republic to observe the referendum on the draft constitution and election laws, a joint assessment mission comprising of OSCE/ODIHR and the Council of Europe’s Secretariat visited the Russian Federation, including the Chechen Republic, from 26 February to 3 March 2003.
Three months after observing the elections to the State Duma, OSCE/ODIHR deployed an election observation mission to the Russian Federation for the presidential elections on 26 March.
The OSCE/ODIHR deployed an Election Observation Mission to the Russian Federation for the State Duma elections scheduled on 19 December 1999.
ODIHR established an advance presence in Moscow from mid-February 1996 ahead of its observation of the Presidential election scheduled for 16 June and 3 July 1996.