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Russia: Banned opposition appeals to voters

Protests dominated Moscow’s streets for weeks after opposition candidates were banned from running in local elections.

Opposition candidates in Moscow are asking voters to use Sunday’s regional elections as a referendum on the government and to vote strategically.

The poll has led to the largest protests in Russia in years, after more than 30 opposition candidates were banned from running.

 

Al Jazeera’s Step Vaessen reports from Moscow, Russia.