Russia's Embattled Opposition Hopes for Voice in Parliament after Elections

August 23, 2016 02:53 PM

Russia's embattled opposition political parties hope to win a voice in the Kremlin-dominated parliament in the upcoming September 18 elections. Allegations of fraud during the 2011 parliamentary elections sparked mass protests against President Vladimir Putin's rule. But the crackdown that followed was bolstered by nationalist fervor over Russia's annexation of Crimea, further marginalizing dissenting voices. VOA's Daniel Schearf reports from Moscow.