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Russian regions to vote, Kremlin may tighten grip

Russia holds regional polls on Sunday viewed as a dress rehearsal for this year’s parliamentary vote and a 2008 presidential election, with a liberal party sidelined and the Kremlin expected to tighten its grip on power. The United Russia party, patronized by President Vladimir Putin, looks set to win by a landslide as the economy benefits from high world prices for its oil, gas and metal exports and the Kremlin preaches stability and economic growth. Full Story

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