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    How Russia Meddled in its Own Elections
    Mar19

    How Russia Meddled in its Own Elections

    Vladimir Putin, Russia’s longest-serving ruler since Joseph Stalin, surprised no one with his landslide re-election on Sunday. While his victory, in which he claimed 73.9 percent of the vote according to state-run exit polls, was a foregone conclusion, the Kremlin was reportedly anxious about turnout, and conducted an elaborate,...

    Putin retains grip on power, exit poll shows
    Mar19

    Putin retains grip on power, exit poll shows

    Vladimir Putin is set to extend his power in Russia for another six years after winning Sunday’s presidential election with a projected 73.9% of the vote, a state-run exit poll shows. Putin was widely expected to win his fourth term as President, with no meaningful opposition in the running and his fiercest opponent, Alexei Navalny, barred...

    Ukrainian Nationalists Protest Outside Russia’s Embassy, Consulate
    Mar18

    Ukrainian Nationalists Protest Outside Russia’s Embassy, Consulate

    Members of Ukrainian nationalist groups gathered near Russia’s embassy and consulate in Kyiv on March 18, having previously pledged to prevent Russians from voting in the presidential election on Ukrainian territory. Ukrainian authorities, meanwhile, announced that only Russian diplomats in Ukraine would be allowed to cast ballots at...

    Vote in Crimea, Tatars largely ignore Russian election
    Mar18

    Vote in Crimea, Tatars largely ignore Russian election

    Vote in Crimea, Tatars largely ignore Russian election Video provided by AFP …read more Source: USA...

    Preliminary Results Project Putin’s Re-election, Amid Allegations of Voter Fraud
    Mar18

    Preliminary Results Project Putin’s Re-election, Amid Allegations of Voter Fraud

    Russians turned up at polling stations Sunday in an election few voters had any doubts about who would emerge the winner. Soon after the polls closed in the enclave of Kaliningrad, preliminary results indicated incumbent President Vladimir Putin had secured victory in an election critics say was stage-managed. According to Russia’s election...

    Putin wins easily in fraud-tainted Russian vote
    Mar18

    Putin wins easily in fraud-tainted Russian vote

    By Vladimir Isachenkov and Jim Heintz | Associated Press MOSCOW — Early results and an exit poll showed that Vladimir Putin handily won a fourth term as Russia’s president Sunday, adding six years in the Kremlin for the man who has led the world’s largest country for all of the 21st century. The vote was tainted by widespread reports...

    Vladimir Putin wins Russia’s presidential election
    Mar18

    Vladimir Putin wins Russia’s presidential election

    It wasn’t exactly contested. According to state-run exit polls and early returns, Vladimir Putin has won another term as Russia’s president. He faced no genuine opposition during his presidential campaign, and used all of the tools of his government’s well-oiled propaganda machine to ensure he received a huge percentage of the...

    Vladimir Putin Wins 4th Term Amid Reports of Rampant Voter Fraud
    Mar18

    Vladimir Putin Wins 4th Term Amid Reports of Rampant Voter Fraud

    (MOSCOW) — Early results and an exit poll showed that Vladimir Putin handily won a fourth term as Russia’s president Sunday, adding six years in the Kremlin for the man who has led the world’s largest country for all of the 21st century. The vote was tainted by widespread reports of ballot-box stuffing and forced voting, but the...

    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...

    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,...