Independents race to join Russian presidential poll
One-and-a-half months remain before Russia's presidential vote.
So the race is entering its final mile. And while all contenders talk about finishing in the Kremlin, in this race competition for the silver looks much tougher than for the gold.
The other candidates for the presidency include favourite Dmitry Medvedev, communist Gennady Zyuganov and liberal democrat Vladimir Zhirinovsky.