Strawberry tycoon among Putin challengers confirmed

Eight candidates have been officially confirmed to run in Russia’s 18 March presidential election.

Vladimir Putin, hoping to win a fourth term, is the clear favourite. Opinion polls give him a lead of more than 60%.

Mr Putin comes fourth on the ballot paper, as candidates are listed in alphabetical order.

Police have repeatedly arrested opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who wanted to run for president but was barred. For years the anti-corruption campaigner has organised mass protests against Mr Putin.

So who is running against Mr Putin?

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Pavel Grudinin was born in 1960 in Moscow. He says he is of Russian origin and had a Jewish grandfather.


the important line is the one directly above this..que sera sera..


~ by seeker401 on February 14, 2018.

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