Kremlin parties dominated the poll (ITAR-TASS)
March 18, 2007 -- About 1,000 supporters of Russia's liberal and socialist opposition united today to protest in St. Petersburg against recent regional elections.
The demonstrators gathered around a monument to communist leader Vladimir Lenin and shouted slogans attacking President Vladimir Putin.
The elections on March 11 handed the Kremlin's supporters a hefty majority and squeezed out its most outspoken opponents.
The demonstrators in Russia's second city and Putin's hometown dispersed after about 90 minutes. Around 150 police looked over the rally.