Alternatives to Putin a mixed bag as Russian election looms

Russian celebrity Ksenia Sobchak, who announced her presidential bid last week, gestures while speaking to the media in Moscow, Russia, on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. A 35-year-old Russian celebrity TV host who wants to become a presidential candidate opened her first news conference on Tuesday by demanding the release of all political prisoners. (Sergey Vedyashkin/ Moscow News Agency photo via AP)


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