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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Spas Gets Green Light

MOSCOW -- The Central Election Commission gave the go-ahead Monday for an extreme right-wing group to stand in December's parliamentary election.

The commission voted to allow 98 candidates on the national list of the Spas, or Savior, election bloc to run for the State Duma, the lower house of parliament.

Spas is headed by Alexander Barkashov, leader of the Russian National Unity, or RNE, a group of black-shirted militants.