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Thousands of Russians join Navalny-inspired ‘noon against Putin’ election protest

Thousands of Russians join Navalny-inspired ‘noon against Putin’ election protest

THOUSANDS of people turned up at polling stations in Russia and capitals across the world to take part in what the anti-Kremlin opposition said was a peaceful but symbolic protest against the re-election of President Vladimir Putin. In an action called "noon against Putin", Russians who oppose the veteran Kremlin leader went to their local polling station at midday to either spoil their ballot paper or to vote for one of the three candidates standing against Putin, who is widely expected to win by a landslide. Others had vowed to write the name of late opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who died last month in…
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