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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Bryansk Shuns LDP

BRYANSK, Central Russia () -- Communists and nationalists swept local elections in Bryansk, shutting out allies of ultranationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky, Itar-Tass reported.

No reformist faction nominated candidates for the election in the Bryansk region of southern Russia, 700 kilometers southwest of Moscow.

The People's Unity bloc, a union of Communist Party and local Patriotic Bryansk movement members, won seven of nine seats in the local Duma. Two seats went to independents.

Although Zhirinovsky's Liberal Democratic Party ran an active campaign,and Zhirinovsky visited the region to support his candidates, the party received few votes.