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'I was paid 10 to rig election' in Russia

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When Russians vote in parliamentary elections this weekend, it's Vladimir Putin's party, United Russia, that's expected to win most seats. But opponents of the party of power dismiss the ballot as neither free nor fair and predict widespread fraud.

Ahead of the election, Steve Rosenberg has travelled to the town of Tambov, three hundred miles from Moscow, where local elections earlier this year were mired in allegations of vote rigging.


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