Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 27 August 2014

Voting underway in Russian general election

Voting is underway in Russia's general elections.

Millions of people have been heading to the polls, which are open for a 22-hour period.

Eleven parties are competing for seats but current president Vladimir Putin's party is predicted to win.

Among the more controversial candidates hoping to enter the country's lower house is Andrei Lugovoi.

He is suspected by Scotland Yard of killing former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko in London last year.

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