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For instance, in St Petersburg there is a popular opposition candidate called Boris Visnevski. To help people vote for him there are now three Boris Visnevskis as candidates two of whom changed their name just for this and grew a beard like the third one has. https://images.cdn.yle.fi/image/upload/w_1200,h_1385,ar_0.86640626,dpr_1,c_fill/q_auto:eco,f_auto,fl_lossy/39-85053461364c13b5a5b
So you can pick any one of the three Visnevskis!
Officials also want to make sure people don't accidentally vote someone they didn't want so they have demanded Google and Apple remove an application from their stores that opposition uses to collect votes behind one candidate. And those companies obviously don't want that either and have promptly done as requested.
All this insures there will be no shocks for the Russian people to deal with and we will hear on Monday that Jedinaja Rossija has won the elections and have majority in Duma for the next five years.
(I won't mention how only selected parties get any TV coverage or how if everything else fails they will just add loads of fake voting slips to counting or how loads of opposition people have been arrested on all sorts of false accusations so they can't take part in the elections, or how many of them were stopped from registering as candidates in the first place.)