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Siberians get ready to vote as campaigning nears end

2 March 2012 Last updated at 11:10 GMT

Today is the last day of campaigning before Russians vote for a new president and there appears to be little doubt that Vladimir Putin will win, despite a series of protests against his continuing rule.

The protests were sparked by a belief that December's parliamentary elections were rigged in favour of the ruling party.

Richard Galpin reports from Novosibirsk, the capital of Siberia.