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Russian opposition leader vows protests

YEKATERINBURG CHALLENGE:While the Kremlin will be happy with the results in Moscow, Yevgeny Roizman beat its candidate in the nation’s fourth-largest city


Silin is currently deputy governor of the city’s wider region and his defeat would represent a clear rejection of the ruling elite in one of Russia’s key industrial regions.

Roizman, standing as a candidate for the Civil Platform party of billionaire tycoon Mikhail Prokhorov, had won prominence for his “City Without Drugs” anti-narcotics drive.

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