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beyond moscow, apathy rules ahead of russia's presidential election

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beyond moscow, apathy rules ahead of russia's presidential election

leaving moscow, the road to mozhaysk, a factory town 110 kilometers outside the capital, is lined with billboards trumpeting this weekend’s presidential vote. but as the malls and high-rises recede from view, so does the elections regalia.aside from a pair of advertisements just off mozhaysk’s main shopping street and an elderly woman handing out flyers, there was little to indicate on a recent visit that a nationwide election was about to take place.“no one takes them,” said olga nikolaeva, a factory worker who said she had volunteered to give out the election pamphlets. “there seems to be less and less interest.”even before vladimir putin announced his candidacy back in december, he was the easy favorite to win the march 18 vot...