Congress of Russion opposition exposes rifts

A two-day congress of Russia's most vocal opposition alliance ended Sunday with no visible progress, exposing a deeper rift among the country's beleaguered and fractured opposition groups before elections. Leaders of the Other Russia umbrella, a loose organization uniting liberal and leftist groups, agreed to pick a single opposition candidate in the fall to run in the March presidential election and challenge what they called the Kremlin's increasingly authoritarian rule.