Russia Set for Mass Protests Against Putin

Moscow and dozens of other Russian cities are bracing for up to 30,000 protesters to flood the streets Saturday to rally against Vladmir Putin and what they believe is election fraud by his party. This time, however, Russian authorities are giving the opposition permission to protest, unlike the unsanctioned demonstrations earlier this week that prompted a violent police crackdown. The outrage came after Putin's United Russia party narrowly won the majority of seats in Sunday's parliamentary election -- the party won 49 percent of the vote but was granted 53 percent of seats in the lower house because of votes from smaller parties were redistributed. The opposition has cried election fraud and ballot stuffing, while Putin blamed U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for inciting the anger against him.

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