Campaign rally for Putin's re-election fills Moscow stadium
March 4, 2018
MOSCOW (AP) — Tens of thousands of Russian President Vladimir Putin's supporters have gathered for a campaign rally at Moscow's sprawling main sports complex.
The crowd at the rally held two weeks before Russia's presidential election filled the Luzhniki stadium, which has the capacity for more than 81,000 people. Police estimated the overall turnout at the complex, which includes other sports facilities, to be 130,000.
The event on Saturday featured entertainers and an appearance by Putin.
He told the cheering crowd: "We want to make our country bright, forward-looking into the future, b...
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