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Russian presidential hopeful Mezentsev denies cheating

A Russian presidential candidate, with close links to the Kremlin, has denied that his campaign organisers have been cheating.

Dmitry Mezentsev's team has been accused of hiring students to fill in fake lists of supporters.

The allegations were made by activists, who backed up their claims with videos posted on the internet.

The three videos were filmed by activists from the campaign group, Democratic Choice, who said they were acting on an anonymous tip-off.

As they entered the lecture theatre, some of the people in the room covered their faces.

The students appeared to be filling in long lists of names and passport numbers.

  • 11 Jan 2012