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Alexei Navalny barred from contesting Russian election

The Russian election commission has barred opposition leader Alexei Navalny from running in the 2017 election, citing a past conviction. Navalny - a Kremlin critic - says the move is only meant to stifle opposition to President Vladimir Putin.

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