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Excerpt from report by corporate-owned Russian news agency Interfax
Moscow, 30 January: The federal political council [FPC] of the opposition Solidarity movement has urged the people of Russia to turn out at the presidential election and cast their votes for any candidate except Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
"Vote for other candidates or against all candidates," says the FPC statement released on Monday [30 January].
At the same time Solidarity says that this does not mean the desire "to replace 'the bad Putin' with another tsar, one of Putin's rivals allowed to run in the election". The document stresses that "the experience of Yeltsin's and …