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Moscow poised for huge opposition rally

Thousands of anti-government protesters are expected to march through the Russian capital Moscow, demanding fresh elections and a new president.

The march comes after a day after police raided the homes of several prominent activists.

Last week, President Vladimir Putin signed a new law increasing fines for those who hold unsanctioned protests.

Mr Putin won a third presidential term in March despite protests over alleged fraud in December's parliamentary vote.

Steve Rosenberg reports.

  • 12 Jun 2012