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Russian election sees musical battleground

28 February 2012 Last updated at 05:53 GMT

Vladimir Putin is expected to win next week's Russian presidential election, but the glory days when admirers wrote pop songs about him could be gone.

In the final run-up to the vote, a wave of anti-Putin sentiment expressed through music is being welcomed, even if the most controversial of the performers wish to remain anonymous.

Steve Rosenberg reports from Moscow.