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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Luzhkov for Putin

MOSCOW -- Fatherland leader and Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov announced Wednesday that his party is ready to support acting President Vladimir Putin in the presidential election later this month, Itar-Tass reported.

Luzhkov said the decision to support Putin was based on the belief that the acting president will help preserve democratic freedoms being threatened by the power of oligarchs in economics and politics.