Russians are to vote for their next president on Sunday. And as election fever grows, authorities in Crimea have reportedly been tasked with producing an overwhelming vote for Putin. That would be a validation of the referendum that saw Crimea become part of Russia four years ago after the territory was annexed from Ukraine. However, in Crimea's Tatar towns, like historical Bakhchisaray, the mood is different. People who opposed the annexation intend to boycott the election. But they say they're being pressured to vote. Al Jazeera's Rory Challands reports from Crimea. - Subscribe to our channel: - Follow us on Twitter: - Find us on Facebook: - Check our website:

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