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    Putin wins fourth term with record vote
    Mar19

    Putin wins fourth term with record vote

    Vladimir Putin was Monday set for another six years in power after his landslide victory in Russia’s presidential election but so far only close allies have congratulated him on Moscow’s relations with the West disintegrate. Putin, who has ruled Russia for almost two decades, recorded his best election performance with 76.67 percent...

    Putin secures victory in Russia amidst ballot stuffing allegations
    Mar19

    Putin secures victory in Russia amidst ballot stuffing allegations

    Moscow – Vladimir Putin cruised to victory Sunday for another six-year presidential term after an election that was long on spectacle and short on suspense. From the Arctic to the International Space Station, Russia rolled out an elaborate presidential-election-day display designed to show the breadth of Putin’s public support as he...

    Russia: Putin wins fresh six-year presidential mandate
    Mar19

    Russia: Putin wins fresh six-year presidential mandate

    Russian President Vladimir Putin won a new six-year term in a presidential election Sunday, according to a state-run exit poll, extending two decades in power that have brought confrontation with the West, military entanglements in the Middle East and economic growth followed by stagnation at home. Mr. Putin won 73.9% of the vote, according to...

    BREAKING: Putin Elected Fourth Term As Russia President
    Mar18

    BREAKING: Putin Elected Fourth Term As Russia President

    Russian President, Vladimir Putin Vladimir Putin has been re-elected for the fourth term as the President of Russia Putin on Sunday won fourth Kremlin term with 73.9 percent of the vote. He is expected to lead Russia for another six years. Vladimir Putin was earlier projected to win the Russian presidential election with 73.9 percent of the vote,...

    Russia Election: Vladimir Putin set for fourth term with 74 percent of vote: exit poll
    Mar18

    Russia Election: Vladimir Putin set for fourth term with 74 percent of vote: exit poll

    Putin, who has ruled Russia for almost two decades, stood against seven other candidates, but his most vocal critic Alexei Navalny was barred from the ballot for legal reasons and the final outcome was never in doubt. Moscow (AFP) – Vladimir Putin won Russia’s presidential election on Sunday with almost 74 percent of the vote,...

    Putin on track for commanding win as Russians head to polls
    Mar18

    Putin on track for commanding win as Russians head to polls

    UST-DJEGUTA, Russia – Russians vote in a presidential election on Sunday expected to give Vladimir Putin an easy victory, though the Kremlin could miss out on the resounding mandate it wants if large numbers, bored by a one-sided contest, do not bother to vote., Opinion polls give Putin, the incumbent, support of around 70 percent, or...

    Saakashvili’s Supporters Hold Rally in Kiev Demanding Poroshenko’s Resignation
    Mar18

    Saakashvili’s Supporters Hold Rally in Kiev Demanding Poroshenko’s Resignation

    Saakashvili is broadcasting live the rally on his Facebook page. According to the Ukrayinska Pravda (Ukrainian Truth) news portal, the activists are planning to continue the protest near Poroshenko’s house in Kozyn settlement in the Kiev region. The protesters are reportedly holding banners saying “Poroshenko means poverty, immigration,”...

    Vladimir Putin In 10 Dates
    Mar18

    Vladimir Putin In 10 Dates

    File photo: President Vladimir Putin/ Alexey NIKOLSKY / SPUTNIK / AFPVladimir Putin, who is expected to win a fourth term as Russian president in Sunday’s election, has reimposed the Kremlin’s grip over society since taking power 18 years ago. Here are key dates in the life of the 65-year-old former KGB officer: – October 7, 1952:...

    Russian Presidential Election: Polls Open In Moscow
    Mar18

    Russian Presidential Election: Polls Open In Moscow

    Russian paratroopers vote at a polling station during Russia’s presidential election in Stavropol on March 18, 2018.Danil Semyonov / AFPVoting opened Sunday in Moscow in Russia’s presidential election, with President Vladimir Putin set to secure a historic fourth Kremlin term amid escalating tensions with Britain and its allies over a...

    Putin eyes fourth term as Russians go to polls
    Mar18

    Putin eyes fourth term as Russians go to polls

    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...

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