A woman holds her dog and a ballot at a polling station in Moscow on Sunday. Photo: AP

All eyes on Moscow as Russians go to polls after biggest protests in years

  • Thousands took to the streets in July to demand that opposition politicians be allowed to run in local elections after being excluded by authorities
  • Videos circulated on social media show some voters openly stuffing ballot boxes with multiple voting slips
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A woman holds her dog and a ballot at a polling station in Moscow on Sunday. Photo: AP
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Vladislav Sinitsa, 30, posted the tweet in the wake of a police crackdown against protesters who have called for free elections. Photo: AFP

Russian blogger sentenced to five years in a penal colony over an ‘extremist’ tweet

  • Vladislav Sinitsa, 30, posted the tweet in the wake of a police crackdown against protesters who have called for free elections
  • In it he imagined a situation in which people found the homes of law enforcement officers to kidnap and kill their children
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Vladislav Sinitsa, 30, posted the tweet in the wake of a police crackdown against protesters who have called for free elections. Photo: AFP
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