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Kremlin intensifies crackdown on political dissent

14 September 2012 Last updated at 23:28 BST

Russia's parliament has voted to expel an outspoken opponent of President Vladimir Putin over alleged business dealings.

Gennady Gudkov, who joined mass protests against political corruption over the winter, denied the allegations and called the vote a farce.

Analysts say the vote is being seen as part of a crackdown on dissent.

Daniel Sandford reports from Moscow.