Putin's Party Set To Retain Parliament Majority After ‘Navalny Clampdown'
The Morning Standard|September 20, 2021
Moscow President Vladimir Putin’s party was set to retain a majority in parliament as Russia on Sunday concluded a three-day election in which most Kremlin critics were barred from running.

The vote comes in the wake of an unprecedented crackdown on the opposition this year, with Russian authorities jailing Putin’s best-known domestic foe Alexei Navalny and banning his organisations as “extremist”.

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