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Russian candidate 'was kidnapped'

The Russian presidential candidate who went missing for five days has said he was detained against his will. Ivan Rybkin initially said he went to Ukraine of his own accord, but now says he was lured there under false pretences, drugged and kidnapped. The 57-year-old told a news conference in London that he would not return to Moscow until after the 14 March poll, for the safety of his family. Mr Rybkin is not seen as a serious contender for the Russian presidency. He said: “I don’t know who did it, but I know who benefited from this.” Full Story

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