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Moscow girds for post-election protest

 Supporters of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin rally at Manezh square outside Kremlin, in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 4, 2012.  Putin has clai...
 Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who claimed victory in Russia's presidential election, tears up as he reacts at a massive rally of his support...
 Russian Army soldier stand inside voting booths filling in their ballot papers at a polling station in Moscow, Russia, on Sunday, March 4, 2012.  Vla...

APTOPIX Russia Election

Supporters of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin rally at Manezh square outside Kremlin, in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 4, 2012. Putin has clai...

APTOPIX Russia Election

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who claimed victory in Russia's presidential election, tears up as he reacts at a massive rally of his support...

APTOPIX Russia Election

Russian Army soldier stand inside voting booths filling in their ballot papers at a polling station in Moscow, Russia, on Sunday, March 4, 2012. Vla...

Police and troops will be out in force in the Russian capital as opposition forces plan a mass protest against the presidential elections that returned Vladimir Putin to the Kremlin.
The Monday evening demonstration on Pushkin Square will be a test of whether the opposition can maintain the momentum that brought tens of thousands of people to a series of unprecedented protests in the months before the election.
Preliminary results announced Monday showed Putin getting more than 63 percent of the vote against four challengers.
But opposition leaders and independent observers say there was widespread vote fraud. Observers from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe will present their findings later Monday.
The ITAR-Tass news agency cited the Interior Ministry as saying Monday that some 12,000 police and troops will be on duty to maintain order in Moscow.


Updated : 2021-06-25 17:50 GMT+08:00