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Day of anti-Putin demonstrations across Russia

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Nationwide protests about the last Sunday’s elections are taking place in Russia today, with demonstrators angry at Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his United Russia Party.

Thirty thousand people are expected to gather in Moscow’s Bolotnaya Square, to show their indignation for a ballot many consider to have been fraudulent.

Officials have given permission for this rally across the Moskva river from the Kremlin, but security is high with at least 50,000 police on duty.

In the eastern city of Vladivostock, eight time zones ahead of Moscow, hundreds of people gathered in one of the protests planned for many cities across the country. Many of them support the Communist Party and a local opposition group called Tiger.