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Moscow mayor decision 'a formality'

After weeks of rumours and deliberations the Russian capital Moscow is about to get a new mayor.

A vote by the city council is seen as a mere formality since the council, dominated by the pro-Kremlin United Russia party, already supports the nomination of Sergei Sobyanin.

Mr Sobyanin is also backed by President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

Oleg Boldyrev reports.

  • 21 Oct 2010
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