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Webcams Ready for Electoral Debut

When the country elects a new president on Sunday, the world will be watching. But for the first time round, the world will be able to watch it live on the Internet as millions cast their vote from Vladivostok to Kaliningrad.

Business Expects Anti-Americanism to Pass

The wave of accusations against the United States during the election campaigns here could suggest an elevated country risk for some potential American investors.

Putin Support Strong Where Party Is Weak

Sitting in a small office full of campaign materials, the head of United Russia’s district branch in Rzhev is confident as she gives her final orders to party activists just days before Sunday’s presidential election.

Putin Says No Rerun of Duma Elections

The Moscow Times
Prime Minister and presidential candidate Vladimir Putin said Thursday that he does not plan to run State Duma elections early, as the opposition has demanded, if he is elected president on Sunday.

Agriculture Loan Terms Improved

In an unusual measure to benefit entrepreneurs, the government has talked the country’s two biggest lenders into decreasing interest rates on loans they provide to agricultural businesses in a remote Siberian region.

Americans Booted in Visa Snafu

The head of the Russian Evangelical Church is calling for a reversal of the fines imposed on eight Americans doing charity work on tourist visas in Ivanovo.

Investigation Opened in Sham Vote-Fraud Videos on Internet

The Moscow Times
The Investigative Committee has opened an investigation into who is responsible for creating fake videos showing voting fraud during the upcoming presidential election and will check to see if a crime has been committed.

City, Opposition Settle Rally Dispute

Opposition leaders and City Hall have agreed on the terms for the next large-scale opposition protest, likely heading off the prospect of mass arrests even as tensions continue to rise ahead of Sunday's presidential election.

Opposition Leader Predicts Mass Emigration After Presidential Vote

The Moscow Times
Former State Duma deputy and opposition leader Vladimir Ryzhkov said he predicts a "mass exodus of people" out of Russia after the March 4 presidential election in which Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is widely expected to be elected.

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