Pro-Putin Party Poised to Win Russian Presidential Election After Navalny Crackdown

Members of a local election commission check ballots at a polling station ahead of a three-day parliamentary vote in Moscow, Russia September 16, 2021. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Russians voted on Sunday in the final stretch of a three-day parliamentary election that the ruling party is expected to win after a sweeping crackdown that crushed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s movement and barred opponents from running.

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SOURCE: Reuters, By Tom Balmforth and Maria Tsvetkova, Additional reporting by Polina Nikolskaya and Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber; Editing by Toby Chopra and Raissa Kasolowsky