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.