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    Putin easily wins another six-year term, firms grip on Russia
    Mar18

    Putin easily wins another six-year term, firms grip on Russia

    Russian President and Presidential candidate Vladimir Putin at a polling station during the presidential election in Moscow, Russia March 18, 2018.—Reuters photoKEMEROVO: Russian President Vladimir Putin won a landslide re-election victory on Sunday, extending his rule over the world´s largest country for another six years at a time when his ties...

    Putin eyes fourth term
    Mar18

    Putin eyes fourth term

    MOSCOW: Russians voted Sunday in an election set to hand President Vladimir Putin a fourth Kremlin term, as the country is embroiled in a crisis with Britain and its allies over a spy poisoning. With the vast country stretching across 11 time zones, polls opened in the Russian far east at 2000 GMT on Saturday and will close in Kaliningrad, the...

    Russian voters share concerns in predictable poll
    Mar18

    Russian voters share concerns in predictable poll

    MOSCOW: From frustration with corruption and poverty to Moscow’s showdown with the West, Russians shared their concerns as they voted in Sunday’s presidential election that is set to extend President Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin term to 2024. “Of course I’m for Putin, he’s a leader,” said Olga Matyunina, a...

    Putin eyes 4th term in polls as opposition cries foul
    Mar18

    Putin eyes 4th term in polls as opposition cries foul

    Russian President and Presidential candidate Vladimir Putin at a polling station during the presidential election in Moscow, Russia March 18, 2018. (Reuters pic) MOSCOW: Russians were voting Sunday in an election set to hand President Vladimir Putin a fourth Kremlin term but slammed by the opposition as a sham as tensions with Britain escalated...

    Russia votes to hand Vladimir Putin 4th presidential term
    Mar18

    Russia votes to hand Vladimir Putin 4th presidential term

    YEKATERINBURG, Russia: Vladimir Putin’s victory in Russia’s presidential election Sunday isn’t in doubt. The only real question is whether voters will turn out in big enough numbers to hand him a convincing mandate for his fourth term — and many Russians are facing intense pressure to do so. Casting his ballot in Moscow, Putin...

    Putin eyes fourth term as Russians go to polls
    Mar18

    Putin eyes fourth term as Russians go to polls

    MOSCOW: Russians voted Sunday in an election set to hand President Vladimir Putin a fourth term, as the country is embroiled in a crisis with Britain and its allies over a spy poisoning. With the vast country stretching across 11 time zones, polls opened in the Russian far east at 2000 GMT on Saturday and will close in Kaliningrad, the...

    Significant moments in Putin’s 18 years of power
    Mar18

    Significant moments in Putin’s 18 years of power

    MOSCOW: A look at some of the significant dates in Vladimir Putin’s 18 years in power as Russia’s president and prime minister: December 31, 1999 — In a surprise address to the nation, President Boris Yeltsin announces his resignation and makes Putin, the prime minister he appointed four months earlier, the acting president. May 7,...

    Putin widely accepted to emerge victorious in Russian polls
    Mar18

    Putin widely accepted to emerge victorious in Russian polls

    MOSCOW: Russians began voting in a presidential election on Sunday set to give Vladimir Putin a commanding victory that could only be blemished if large numbers do not bother taking part because the result is so predictable. On Russia’s eastern edge, in the Pacific coast city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, polling stations opened at 2000 hrs...

    Russia votes as Vladimir Putin eyes 4th presidential term
    Mar18

    Russia votes as Vladimir Putin eyes 4th presidential term

    Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures while speaking to employees of the Almazov National Medical Center in St Petersburg, Russia, Friday, March 16, 2018. Photo: AP YEKATERINBURG, Russia: Vladimir Putin’s victory in Russia’s presidential election Sunday isn’t in doubt. The only real question is whether voters will turn out...

    Russia votes with strongman Putin set for fourth term
    Mar18

    Russia votes with strongman Putin set for fourth term

    Vladimir Putin, who has ruled Russia for almost two decades, is polling at around 70 percent ahead and is expected to win a historic fourth term in the presidential election on Sunday. – AFP photo Russians headed to the polls Sunday in elections set to hand President Vladimir Putin a historic fourth Kremlin term, as the country faces increasing...

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