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Russia socialite Ksenia Sobchak declares presidential bid

Russia socialite Ksenia Sobchak declares presidential bid 18 October 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ms Sobchak said her candidacy was motivated by her desire to be “a mouthpiece for those who cannot be candidates” Russian socialite Ksenia Sobchak is to stand in the country’s presidential election in March, when Vladimir Putin is widely expected to run again. Ms Sobchak conceded she was an unlikely candidate and said she supported opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is barred from standing. However he had warned her not to stand and some commentators now predict an opposition split....

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