Russian Predicts Kremlin Crackdown After Elections

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Thousands of Russians took to the streets of Moscow this week to protest Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's bid to re-claim the presidency.

Russians believe the March 4 presidential elections are rigged in Putin's favor.

On Wednesday, Putin warned that his opponents could provoke unrest after Sunday's presidential election, even going so far as killing an opposition figure to promote outrage against his government.

"They are looking among well-known people for a sacrificial victim," Putin said during a televised meeting with campaign activists. "They could, I'm sorry, knock someone off and then blame the authorities."

Last year, Putin's political party gained from widespread election fraud.

CBN News spoke with Sergey Rakhuba of Russian Ministries. He said that while the Kremlin is allowing the protests to go on for now, many expect a crackdown after the elections.

Watch the entire interview with Sergey Rakhuba below.

"There will be some difficulties," he said. "That's what some opposition leaders predict that after this election there will be more control, more pressure put on the opposition."

"I would challenge people to continue praying for Russia, for political wisdom, for Vladimir Putin and also pray for political wisdom for opposition leaders," Rakhuba added.

Russians go to the polls this Sunday to cast their ballots.

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