Navalny app removed from online stores as Russian polls open

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Created by allies of imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has disappeared from apple and Google Stolz as polls open across Russia for three days of voting in a parliamentary election Google and apple have come under pressure in recent weeks with Russian officials urging them to remove the app which features smart voting a project designed by the valley to promote candidates that are most likely to defeat those backed by the Kremlin Russia says failure to do this will be interpreted as interference in the election and has threatened them with fines this weekend's election is widely seen as an important part of president Vladimir Putin's efforts to cement his grip on power ahead of the twenty twenty four presidential election for which control of the parliament is key I'm Charles the last month

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