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Putin's Party Cracks Down Despite Expected Victory

Russians vote in parliamentary elections on Sunday. They are expected to give the pro-Kremlin United Russia Party an overwhelming majority. So some are questioning why the authorities have risked discrediting the vote by cracking down on opposition groups and pressuring people to vote for President Vladimir Putin's party.

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Gregory Feifer
Gregory Feifer reports for NPR from Moscow, covering Russia's resurgence under President Vladimir Putin and the country's transition to the post-Putin era. He files from other former Soviet republics and across Russia, where he's observed the effects of the country's vast new oil wealth on an increasingly nationalistic society as well as Moscow's rekindling of a new Cold War-style opposition to the West.