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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Markov in Duma Bid

Sergei Markov, a Kremlin-connected political analyst, plans to run for the State Duma with United Russia.

Markov said Thursday that he hoped to join the party during a Sept. 25 conference of the party's Moscow branch. The decision about whether to include him on the local party list will then be made in October. "Nothing is set in stone," said Markov, head of the Institute of Political Research.