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Russia PM Vladimir Putin accuses US over poll protests

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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has accused the United States of being behind protests over the results of Russia’s parliamentary elections.

Mr Putin said US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton “set the tone for some opposition activists”.

She “gave them a signal, they heard this signal and started active work”, he said.

Mrs Clinton maintained that her concerns were “well-founded”. Election monitors have also been critical.

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