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Tens Of Thousands Protest Putin At Anti-War Rally In Moscow

The riot, ahead of Sunday's referendum on whether Crimea should leave Ukraine and join Russia, was not broadcast by Russia's state-owned television news channels.

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"Don't believe it when they say that we are few, that we are weak," said Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, a member of Pussy Riot, during the rally. "Together we will change this country."

Troops believed to be Russian entered Crimea two weeks ago, and Russia's state-owned television news stations have alleged there has been aggression toward ethnic Russians living in the peninsula.

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