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Prokhorov Joins Anti-Putin Rally

Mikhail Prokhorov
Mikhail Prokhorov

Mikhail Prokhorov, who wants to challenge Vladimir Putin for the presidency of Russia, joined tens of thousands of his countrymen Saturday at an anti-Putin rally a mile or so from the Kremlin. Prokhorov, who attended without a bodyguard, did not speak at the rally, but told reporters he would disband the Russian legislature if elected.

Prokhorov agreed with the rally's organizers than recent elections for the legislature, known as the Duma, were rigged. Saturday's rally was the second in the last two weeks. Prokhorov did not attend the first rally. He also told reporters on Sakharov Avenue that he would reveal his platform next week. He is expected to attend the Nets home opener or another early game. Nothing has been confirmed, however.