Russia

Defeated Moscow Reform Candidate Alleges Election Fraud

Fraud? In Russia? You don't say...

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Moscow's defeated mayoral candidate, Alexei Navalny, has launched hundreds of lawsuits contesting the victory of his rival, Sergei Sobyanin.

Mr Navalny delivered boxes full of complaints of fraud to Moscow city court, and began filing 951 lawsuits with 36 district courts.

The city court refused his request to stop Mr Sobyanin's inauguration on Thursday night.

The courts could take months to consider the lawsuits.