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Russians vote in national parliamentary elections - Guardian/ AP

Posted by Daphna Baram on December 4, 2011 at 5:50 AM

The Guardian/ Associated Press - Russians cast their ballots with muted enthusiasm in national parliamentary elections Sunday, a vote that opinion polls indicate could water down the strength of the party led by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, despite the government's relentless marginalization of opposition groups.Although Putin and his United Russia party have dominated Russian politics for more than a decade, popular discontent appears to be growing with Putin's strongman style, widespread corruption among officials and the gap between ordinary Russians and the country's floridly super-rich. Read more.

Kevin O'Flynn and Tony Halpen are available in Moscow.


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