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    France ‘does not recognize’ Russian vote in Crimea
    Mar18

    France ‘does not recognize’ Russian vote in Crimea

    France said on Sunday it would not recognize Russia’s election in the Crimea peninsula, four years to the day after Russia formally annexed the territory from Ukraine in a move slammed by the West as illegal. …read more Source: The Local...

    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...

    All the theories Russia is pushing to claim they weren’t behind the nerve agent attack on a former spy in the UK
    Mar18

    All the theories Russia is pushing to claim they weren’t behind the nerve agent attack on a former spy in the UK

    Ukraine, the UK, the US, Uzbekistan, and various unspecified criminal groups have all been suggested by the Kremlin. …read more Source: Business...

    Saakashvili Supporters Demand Poroshenko Resignation
    Mar18

    Saakashvili Supporters Demand Poroshenko Resignation

    Supporters of opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili are demonstrating in Kyiv to demand the resignation of President Petro Poroshenko. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin Expected to Easily Win Russian Presidential Vote
    Mar18

    Putin Expected to Easily Win Russian Presidential Vote

    Russians are going to the polls Sunday for a presidential election that is certain to allow incumbent Vladimir Putin to retain his grip on power and the presidency. Putin has been in a position of leadership in Russia for 18 years. He faces seven challengers but no real threats from any of the contenders. Each of the other candidates — a reality...

    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 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...

    Why Russia’s presidential election is like no other
    Mar18

    Why Russia’s presidential election is like no other

    MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin will win the election — that’s a given. He maintains the overwhelming support of the Russian people, while the state has kicked his main opponent out of the race and sanctioned other candidates in the running. The outcome is so deeply etched in stone, even Putin himself seems bored. His campaign has...